Peugeot 308 (2022 – present) | Expert Rating

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Summary


Now in its third generation, the Peugeot 308 is a mid-sized family hatchback and estate car – the latest iteration being the first car to wear the new-look Peugeot badge.

Challenging mainstream rivals like the Ford Focus, SEAT Leon and Volkswagen Golf, the Peugeot 308 is structurally identical to the latest iteration of the DS 4 and is available as a petrol, diesel or plug-in hybrid model. A battery-powered version, the e-308, is set to arrive sometime in 2023. All models are fitted with an automatic gearbox.

With sharper exterior styling and an upmarket interior trim fitted with Peugeot’s latest on-board tech features and infotainment, the third-generation 308 has received a positive reception from the UK media since its arrival in early 2022 – Business Car describes the new-look 308 as “a vast improvement over its predecessor”, while Auto Express calls it an “accomplished all-rounder with its sights set firmly on the best cars in this class”.

Reviewers often highlight the Peugeot 308 for its wide range of efficient engines and its comfortable and refined cabin. Autotrader adds that a new 308 is a durable choice as well as a sensible one – thanks to the brand’s “strong reputation for reliability”.

“Rivals offer more space and keener handling, though”, What Car? comments, adding that the Ford Focus and SEAT Leon offer more driver appeal and more practicality in the rear. Many UK publications are also not too impressed by the 308’s pricing – explaining that top-spec models don’t offer enough value-for-money – particularly the range-topping plug-in hybrid model.

As of May 2022, the Peugeot 308 holds an Expert Rating of 72%, based on 21 reviews published by the UK media.

Peugeot 308 highlights

  • Low running costs
  • Comfortable cabin
  • Agile handling
  • Plenty of on-board tech as standard
  • Intuitive infotainment

Peugeot 308 lowlights

  • Rear seats rather cramped
  • Rivals have more driver appeal
  • Limited model range at launch
  • No all-electric model until 2023
  • Top-spec models get expensive

Key specifications


Body style: Medium hatchback and estate car
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £25,270 on-road

Launched: Winter 2021/22
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA



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

Safety rating


No safety rating

As of May 2022, the Peugeot 308 has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP.

Eco rating


No eco rating

As of May 2022, the Peugeot 308 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Peugeot 308 has received

2022

  • Red Dot Awards – Best Design Award
  • Women’s World Car of the Year AwardsCar of the Year + Best Urban Model

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