Peugeot 308 GTi review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Performance & drive

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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

Given that most of its rivals have 2.0-litre turbocharged engines, you might think that the 308 GTi and its 1.6-litre motor would leave you feeling shortchanged. But despite its small displacement, it can kick every bit as hard (harder on paper, in fact) than the Golf GTI.

Plant your right foot and the car pulls keenly throughout its rev range, delivering a progressive and strong flow of power.