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
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.
What owners say about this car
After previously owning a 206 some years ago I vowed to never touch a Peugeot again - yet here I... Read owner review
The fuel consumption. Large boot space with the rear seats down. Read owner review
Spacious boot, 4 doors and very good mileage to the gallon. Road Tax is only £30 per annum. Read owner review