The 308 follows Peugeot’s usual trim level hierarchy with six distinct trim levels: Active, Allure, Tech Edition, GT Line, GT and GTi
Standard Peugeot 308 hatchback equipment
- 16-inch Quartz alloy wheels
- Dual-zone climate control
- Rear parking sensors
- Visibility pack with automatic lights and wipers, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror
- Nappa leather covering for the steering wheel and gearknob
- 9.7-inch multimedia touchscreen with sat-nav
- Driver’s seat lumbar adjustment
Mid-range Allure ramps up the kit roster even further with:
- 17-inch Rubis alloy wheels (16-inchers on the 1.6 BlueHDi 120)
- Full LED headlamps with front foglamps
- Parking sensors front and rear
- Electrically-folding door mirrors
- Electronic parking brake
Introduced in 2018, this model based on the Allure model adds:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Blind-spot monitor
- Traffic sign recognition
- Rear-view camera
- Park assist
- Panoramic roof
First of the sporty-themed 308s adds:
- 18-inch Diamant alloy wheels
- Darkened rear privacy glass
- LED front foglamps and indicators
- A rear-view camera
- Red stitching for the interior and black roof lining
- Part-leather seats
- Lowered ride height (7mm at the front, 10mm at the rear)
- Sport mode
- Keyless entry and start
- Driver assistance pack with adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking
GTi by Peugeot Sport
The flagship of the 308 range adds to the GT’s specification with:
- A GTi-specific bodykit with red accents
- Ride height lowered by 11mm all round
- 19-inch Carbone alloy wheels
- Torsen limited slip differential
- Cruise control
- GTi-specific bucket seats
- Aluminium-look pedals and door sills
Optional Peugeot 308 hatchback extras
There’s the usual mix here of metallic paint and different alloy wheel sizes and designs to choose from.
Also depending on which trim you choose there is the option to select certain extras such as a panoramic sunroof, reversing camera and parking sensors.
The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Peugeot 308 Hatchback.
Equipment by trim level
To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:
|Equipment included on some trim levels|
|Access standard equipment|
|Access optional equipment|
|Active standard equipment|
|Active optional equipment|
|Allure standard equipment|
|Allure optional equipment|
|Feline standard equipment|
|Feline optional equipment|
|GT standard equipment|
|GT optional equipment|
GT Line equipment
|GT Line standard equipment|
|GT Line optional equipment|
|GTi standard equipment|
|GTi optional equipment|
Pure Line equipment
|Pure Line standard equipment|
|Pure Line optional equipment|
Tech Edition equipment
|Tech Edition standard equipment|
|Tech Edition optional equipment|
- Full five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating
- Lots of passive and active safety systems
- Autonomous safety kit in Driver Assistance Pack
Buyers should be reassured about Peugeot 308 safety levels thanks to an extensive range of both passive and active systems which helped the car to achieve a full five star rating during its round of tests with Euro NCAP.
There is the usual comprehensive range of airbags including driver, passenger and side ones plus systems designed to help avoid an accident in the first place such as anti-lock brakes, system to maximise braking effort and effectiveness and electronic stability control to help prevent the car going into a skid.
From 2017 Peugeot made its Claw Effect rear lights standard equipment, which are always on like the daytime running lights at the front, adding style and making you more visible too.
The adaptive cruise control function also gained a braking feature as part of the 2017 overhaul.
The blindspot monitoring is effective warning when a car is alongside but even if it isn’t visible in your wing mirror.
The collision alert and braking system work together to detect whether a vehicle in front is too close and in the first instance provides an audible and visual warning (that’s the alert bit) to the driver to start to brake. If there is no braking or not enough and a collision is imminent then the system applies the brakes automatically.
- For a hatchback it boasts a big boot
- Rear passenger room is adequate
- Lots of storage space in the cabin
Practicality is one area where the Peugeot 308 really impresses, with a big boot and plenty of interior storage – including a cooled glove box and large door bins that can take a 1.5-litre water bottle.
The central console has a sliding cover to reveal a cup holder that can be swiveled out of the way so you can stash wallets and phones. It sounds okay in theory, but in reality it’s poorly-sited and awkward to get at.
The rear seats also feature very clear Isofix attachment points so it should be straightforward to fit two compatible child seats in the back.
The large boot measures 470 litres - significantly larger than the Ford Focus and the VW Golf. Plus, the 60/40 spilt rear seats can be folded by pressing a button to boost luggage space to just over 1,300 litres.
How does the boot space compare?
Check the table below to see how the Peugeot 308 Hatchback compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.
|Peugeot 308 Hatchback||501 litres|
|SEAT Leon Hatchback||380 litres|
|Volkswagen Golf Hatchback||272 litres|
|Ford Focus Hatchback (11-18)||237 litres|