2018 Peugeot 308 Review: Flashes Of Appeal

Introduction

The Peugeot 308 is the French company's contestant in the popular C-segment hatchback market, a rival for the likes of the heavy hitters in the sector, such as the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra. The current generation has been on sale since late 2013 and underwent a makeover mid-2017 that added more technology and more efficient petrol and diesel engines. A fast GTi version tops the range and there's a 308 SW estate available too.

Body Style: Hatchback              Seats: 5                            

MRP from £18,570 - £28,590 

 

Did you know? The Peugeot 308 was awarded the 2014 European Car of the Year, seeing off competition from the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S among others.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

The Peugeot 308 is stylish to look at in an unpretentious way and a refreshing change from the norm. That's especially the case on the inside, where the unusual dashboard layout strongly divides opinion. Sadly, that cabin is only average in terms of space, but it is at least well-equipped.

On the road, there's nothing special about the 308 (GTi version aside), either, though many of its engines are class-leading and the company's focus on real world fuel economy may appeal to cost-conscious buyers.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/...