Peugeot 308 review

Category: Family car

Section: Costs & verdict

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  • Peugeot 308 2021 front right tracking
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  • Peugeot 308 2021 interior dashboard
  • Peugeot 308 2021 interior rear seats
  • Peugeot 308 2021 interior infotainment
  • Peugeot 308 2021 front tracking
  • Peugeot 308 2021 front left tracking
  • Peugeot 308 2021 rear tracking
  • Peugeot 308 2021 front right static
  • Peugeot 308 2021 rear left static
  • Peugeot 308 2021 nose detail
  • Peugeot 308 2021 interior front seats
  • Peugeot 308 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Peugeot 308 is priced broadly in line with its key rivals from Ford, Vauxhall, Seat and Skoda, but it’s worth sticking to one of the lower-end trims to ensure the best value for money. The 1.2 Puretech 130 petrol engine in combination with Allure Premium trim, for example, looks especially good value, so that’s where our money would go if you’re a private buyer.

Peugeot routinely offers good discounts across its model range, and we’d expect that to hold true of the new 308 in time too. It’s worth keeping an eye on our free What Car? New Car Deals pages for the latest Target Price offers.

Moving up to Allure – the first trim available on the two plug-in hybrid models – adds useful kit including 17in alloys and a reversing camera. Allure Premium, which is expected to be the trim level most buyers go for, comes with adaptive cruise control, wireless smartphone mirroring and wireless phone-charging.

GT and GT Premium add luxuries such as larger alloy wheels and Alcantara leather trim inside, but they cost a little too much to recommend.

Peugeot 308 2021 interior infotainment

Reliability

This latest 308 is too new to have featured in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Peugeot as a brand came joint 22nd out of 30 manufacturers (alongside Mercedes and Vauxhall), with a score of 89.6%.

Overview

The Peugeot 308 offers a lot of what family car buyers are looking for, including low running costs, a decent driving style and a comfortable interior. Rivals offer more space and keener handling, though.

  • Low running costs
  • Comfortable interior
  • PHEV is especially appealing for company car drivers
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Seat Leon is more enjoyable to drive at higher speeds
  • Grabby brakes on plug-in hybrid models