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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • 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. Plus there is a USB and aux-in connection with a small shelf directly under the centrally mounted touchscreen that’s ideal for iPods and MP3 players.

The rear seats also feature very clear Isofix attachment points so it should be straightforward to fit two compatible child seats in the back.

Does it fit in the garage?

There’s nothing unusual to note about the 308’s dimensions - it slots comfortably into the family hatchback market alongside similarly-sized rivals like the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.

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.

Peugeot 308 safety

  • 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. A Driver Assistance Pack is also offered with adaptive cruise control, emergency collision alert and braking system, blindspot monitoring, traffic sign recognition and a 180-degree reversing camera.

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 door 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.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Peugeot 308 Hatchback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Access equipment

Access standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Access optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Active optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Allure equipment

Allure standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Allure optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim

Feline equipment

Feline standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Feline optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Partial leather seat trim

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
GT optional equipment
  • Cruise control

GT Line equipment

GT Line standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
GT Line optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim

GTi equipment

GTi standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
GTi optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Pure Line equipment

Pure Line standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Pure Line optional equipment
None available

Tech Edition equipment

Tech Edition standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Tech Edition optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Peugeot 308 Hatchback was tested by Euro NCAP in 2013 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2013
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 92%
Child Occupant: 79%
Pedestrian: 64%
Safety Assist: 81%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.