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Peugeot 308 (2014 – 2021)

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The Peugeot 308 is a medium-sized family car, available as a five-door hatchback and as estate (called the 308 SW). This model was unveiled in late 2013, before going on sale in the UK in early 2014. The hatchback was followed by the SW about six months later. It has now ceased production ahead of an all-new model that will go on sale in the second half of 2021.

The 308 received generally good reviews from the UK motoring media across its seven-year lifespan, although the scores tend to trail the class leaders. This was partly due to the car’s somewhat polarising interior design, which utilises Peugeot’s i-Cockpit layout that has divided both reviewers and car buyers.

Aside from the dashboard layout, the Peugeot 308 received particular praise for its smooth, comfortable and refined driving experience, as well as its efficient engines. Criticisms have been directed at the car’s tight rear seats and a lack of driving enjoyment.

The higher-spec 308 GT model also tended to score lower than the regular models. There was a high-performance model called the 308 GTi, which is not covered here.

In its 2021 owners’ survey, What Car? rated the Peugeot 308 as the second-worst car on its list of the most reliable family cars up to five years old, with only the SEAT Leon diesel scoring worse.

Key specifications

Body style: Five-door hatch and estate
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £20,505 on-road

Launched: Summer 2013
Last updated: Autumn 2017
Replacement due: Summer 2021

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2013

92%

ADULT OCCUPANT

79%

CHILD OCCUPANT

64%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

81%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Peugeot 308 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back again soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Peugeot 308 has received

2019

  • Honest John Awards – Most Highly-Rated Car

2015

  • Carbuyer Awards – Estate Car of the Year
  • Business Car Manager – Best Company Car to Buy
  • ContractHireAndLeasing.com Car of the Year Awards – Best Estate Car to Lease

2014

  • European Car of the Year

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