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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 35 - 76 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

List prices seem fairly steep when compared to many rivals including the Fiat Bravo and Citroen C4. However the engines are quite economical particularly the 1.6-litre 110bhp e-HDi version that will return over 70mpg on average. Insurance is reasonable as are parts and servicing costs.

The e-HDi is the pick of the bunch with CO2 emissions of 98g/km. Peugeot has reduced weight on the 308 range by an average of 25kgs in order to achieve the tax-free emissions rating. Petrol versions and the 2.0 HDi diesel are competitive on emissions considering their power outputs and 99% of the vehicle's weight is made up of easily recyclable materials.

Peugeot has been working to improve reliability and early indications with new products show things are getting better. But we wouldn't be surprised to find owners with occasional or minor problems on the 308. There have already been a few recalls.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £305
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Insurance group 10 - 30
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