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Peugeot 308 review

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Peugeot 308
8 Feb 2018 10:15 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 13:3

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Few classes are as closely contested as that of family hatchback, and some of its most popular models are overall UK best sellers. It's therefore vital that manufacturers make a decent job of it.

Peugeot's entry is the 308. It's available as a five-door hatchback and an estate (the SW), and has a range of engine options and a similarly long list of trims.

It's up against some of the best all-rounders on sale, such as the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra, Volkswagen Golf and, most notably, Skoda Octavia. All of these rivals excel in areas such as space, practicality and running costs – exactly the sort of areas families are interested in when buying a new car.

Read on over the next few pages to get our in-depth impressions of the 308, along with our recommendations for which of the many trim levels and engines you should choose. And, of course, if you already know it’s a 308 you want, head to our deals page to ensure you’re getting the best price.


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There are 6 trims available for the 308 Hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Tech Edition
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The GTi not only gets more power, but 19in alloy wheels as standard, a Torsen limited-slip differential on its front axle, red brake calipers and bigger front brake discs. It also gets bespoke buck...View trim
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Going for Allure gets you larger 17in alloy wheels, front foglights, front and rear parking sensors, power folding mirrors and an electronic parking brake. Most of these are wants not needs, though...View trim
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GT Line
Larger 18in alloy wheels, tinted windows, LED headlights, a reversing camera and various sporty GT visual upgrades are your reward for buying Peugeot’s GT Line trim. We’d stick with Active, seeing...View trim
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Active trim is the cheapest way into a 308. It comes as standard with 16in alloy wheels, climate control, rear parking sensors, a leather steering wheel, automatic lights and wipers, a 9.7in colour...View trim
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This is Peugeot’s ‘warm’ hatch version of the 308. As such, it gets two potent engine choices, as well as a lowered ride height, keyless entry and start, radar cruise control and automatic emergenc...View trim
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