Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308 review

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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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Trims
There are 6 trims available for the 308 hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
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Active
Active trim is the cheapest way into a 308. It comes as standard with 16in alloy wheels...
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Allure
Going for Allure gets you larger 17in alloy wheels, front foglights, front and rear par...
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Fuel Petrol, Diesel
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£19,670
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Tech Edition
We are yet to try out this variant...
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£21,437
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GT Line
Larger 18in alloy wheels, tinted windows, LED headlights, a reversing camera and variou...
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£21,851
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GT
This is Peugeot’s ‘warm’ hatch version of the 308. As such, it gets two potent engine c...
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£25,433
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GTi
The GTi not only gets more power, but 19in alloy wheels as standard, a Torsen limited-s...
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£27,821
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