Used Peugeot 308 Hatchback (2007 - 2013) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014
3.5
Peugeot is striving to match the class leaders for quality with the 308 - the first car of the '8' generation. It shares many parts with the older 307, which is evident in the styling - the newer model looks little different from the car it replaces but it's been overhauled inside with a hugely improved cabin that feels upmarket.
Peugeot 308 Hatchback (07-13)
Good quality interior, large boot, good range of engines, economical e-HDi
Brittle ride, shares too much with the 307 to be a true step forward, poor five-speed gearbox

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Peugeot is striving to match the class leaders for quality with the 308 - the first car of the '8' generation. It shares many parts with the older 307, which is evident in the styling - the newer model looks little different from the car it replaces but it's been overhauled inside with a hugely improved cabin that feels upmarket. If you can look past the bland looks the 308 offers decent handling - although the steering feels a little over assisted.

Overall, while certain elements of the 308 have improved, the Peugeot shares too much with the 307 and rivals offer more style and driver appeal. The refreshed version has a less in-yer-face face, and with introduction of the stop/start on the e-HDi version it offers affordable running costs.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The fuel consumption. Large boot space with the rear seats down.  

5 out of 5

Colin Murray ,   30 Sep 2014    ... read more

 Spacious boot, 4 doors and very good mileage to the gallon. Road Tax is only £30 per annum.  

5 out of 5

Neil Jones ,   30 Oct 2013    ... read more

 For a 3 door car has a large boot with a cubby hole, a boot net attached to back of rear seats and a 'curry hook' on bottom of parcel shelf which is excellent if you are Transporting anything you...  

4 out of 5

David Reynolds ,   10 Sep 2013    ... read more

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