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Peugeot 308
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Driving

Price (on the road)

Β£18,725-Β£28,645

Target Price (cash)

Β£17,259-Β£28,645

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Β£191.59-Β£379.5/month

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Engines

1.5 BlueHDi 100
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1.5 BlueHDi 100
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1.6 PureTech 225 EAT8
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2.0 BlueHDi 180 EAT8
In 180 guise, this 2.0 motor is rather gruff and its eight-speed automatic gearbox can be slow to react to manual inputs. If you want warm hatch performance coupled with long-distance range, it is a tempting proposition. Otherwise, we’d still opt for the 1.5 if you want a diesel.
1.5 BlueHDi 130
A worthy replacement for our former favourite engine in the range, the 1.6 BlueHDi 120. Not only is this new 1.5 more powerful than the unit it replaces, but it’s also cleaner and more frugal. With plenty of low-down grunt, there really is no need to step up to the larger and more expensive 2.0-litre diesels. It’s our pick of the diesels.
1.6 THP 270
With 266bhp, this is the most powerful petrol engine in the 308 line-up. It pulls with a pleasing consistency and zestiness, through the entirety of its rev-range. The Torsen limited-slip differential – standard fit on the GTi 270 – also helps to get that all that power to the ground effectively.
1.2 PureTech 130
The 130 feels more urgent than the lower-powered 1.2-litre engine and it is available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox. However, it has limited appeal, considering that the diesels are nearly as powerful and more efficient.
Our pick
1.2 PureTech 110
Delivering reasonable pace in a refined manner, the 110 offers the best balance of performance, running costs and purchase price. It can only be had with a manual gearbox, but it’s our favourite engine of the range.

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

47.1-80.7 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

113-98 g/km

VED Tax band

How much will it cost you?

G-F

Boot capacity

How much space is there?

1309 litres

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