Peugeot 308 Hatchback Buying Guide

One of the best equipped family cars on the market, the Peugeot 308 is a welcome change from some of the more traditional family vehicles that are currently out there.

Peugeot 308 Hatchback

France’s response to the VW Golf, the 308 has a smart and stylish interior, packed with some fantastic standard features including:

  • Sat nav
  • Alloy wheels
  • Rear parking sensors

The focus is on comfort and class, with excellent noise reduction and great handling thanks to its stable frame. Offering substance in addition to style, the Peugeot 308 has a five star Euro NCAP safety rating, so you know it is one of the safest choices for your needs.

2020 saw the introduction of the digital iCockpit - an 8” colour screen to control your navigation, radio, heating, a customisable head up display displaying speed and mileage info at your eyeline, and a more compact steering wheel with integrated controls.

Peugeot 308 Trivia

  • The Peugeot 308 was launched in June 2007, to replace the 307
  • The HDi holds the Guiness World Record for the most fuel efficient mainstream car currently in production (averaging 90mpg)
  • It was voted European Car Of The Year in 2014.


The 308 comes in a choice of 1.5 and 2.0 diesel engines, as well as the more popular 1.2 or 1.6 petrol engines. Either option can be teamed with a 6 speed manual gearbox or the Peugeot EAT8 8 speed automatic.

Engine size




Emissions (g/km)



Up to 57





Up to 62





Up to 48





Up to 83





Up to 64



Trim Options

Get even more from your Peugeot 308 by choosing a model with one of the seven additional trim options available.

  • Active
  • Active Premium
  • Allure
  • Allure Premium
  • GT
  • GT Premium
  • GTi


The entry level model, the Peugeot 308 Active comes with the following features as standard (which are available across the whole 308 range):

  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seats
  • Cruise control
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Sat nav

Active Premium

The Active Premium trim comes with all the specifications of the Active trim, with the addition of:

  • Multi function steering wheel
  • Bluetooth
  • Smartphone screen mirroring
  • Heated mirrors
  • Front fog lights


Take your 308 up a notch with the Allure trim. It comes fitted with many features in addition to and upgraded from the Active Premium trim:

  • 17 inch wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Folding mirrors
  • Electric parking brake
  • Connected 3D navigation
  • Privacy glass
  • Parking camera

Allure Premium

In addition to the specification of the Allure trim, the Allure Premium offers you the following extras:

  • Active cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Heated mirrors
  • Half leather seats


The GT line is where the Peugeot 308 really comes into its own with some fantastic additions to the previous variations:

  • Two more powerful engine choices
  • Lowered ride height
  • Keyless entry with keyless start
  • Visual tweaks inside and out
  • Full led headlights (self levelling)
  • LED fog lights

GT Premium

In addition to the specification of the GT trim, you also get:

  • City park with blind spot monitoring
  • Black half leather and alcantara sports seats
  • Full led headlights (self-levelling)
  • Adaptive cruise control


The top of the 308 range, this the one for you if performance is what you are after. Benefit from all the features available in the other trim options, plus:

  • More powerful engine
  • 19 inch wheels
  • A torsen limited slip differential
  • Red brake calipers
  • Larger front discs
  • Bespoke GTI seats

* These specs may differ by individual vehicle. Please check with our team to confirm this information on the day of your collection

Our Favourite Peugeot 308 Model

Peugeot 308 GT Line

If we had to pick our favourite specification of the Peugeot 308, our hearts would lie with the GT Line. It comes with a panoramic sunroof, 9.7” screen with 3D navigation and screen link with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The smart interior also offers the practicality of a spacious 470L boot (increasing to 1309L with the seats down), whilst the exterior comes with 17” diamond cut alloy wheels and the choice of metallic paint options.