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Peugeot 308 (2014 to 2021)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

63
%
C

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

66
%
D

Safety Rating:

49
%
D

Eco Rating:

68
%
A

Reliability Rating:

74
%
C

Running Costs:

65
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

63
%
C

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

66
%
D

Safety Rating:

49
%
D

Eco Rating:

68
%
A

Reliability Rating:

74
%
C

Running Costs:

65
%
B

Summary


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 ceased production in 2021, replaced by an all-new model in 2022.

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


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Evo

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Honest John

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2013
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 92%
Child protection: 79%
Vulnerable road users: 64%
Safety assist: 81%

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Peugeot 308 was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

Reliability rating

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All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

The Peugeot 308 has a reliability score that’s middle of the pack, according to warranty and workshop data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our partners at MotorEasy. This score covers this version of the 308 and previous (pre-2014) models. The newest iteration is has only been on sale since 2022, so is a little too new to be included here.

A popular choice for UK buyers, MotorEasy has received warranty claims for repairs in every different category from 308 owners, but fortunately costs are comparitively low across the board.

Nevertheless, if you’re looking at a used Peugeot 308, make sure any extended warranty cover you purchase covers all of these potential problem areas.

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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