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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Peugeot 308 Hatchback review.

Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Peugeot 308 Hatchback (2007 - 2013) Review Video
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PROS

Good quality interior, large boot, good range of engines, economical e-HDi

CONS

Brittle ride, shares too much with the 307 to be a true step forward, poor five-speed gearbox

At a glance

New price £13,595 - £24,205
Used price £420 - £4,790
Fuel economy 35 - 76 mpg
Road tax cost £0 - £300
Insurance group 10 - 30 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Good quality interior, large boot, good range of engines, economical e-HDi

CONS

Brittle ride, shares too much with the 307 to be a true step forward, poor five-speed gearbox

Peugeot 308 Hatchback rivals

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.

Peugeot 308 Hatchback rivals

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