PEUGEOT 308 Car Review
France's answer to the VW Golf
The Peugeot 308 was an instant hit with the motoring media winning the coveted European Car of the Year in 2013.
Where the old version of the Peugeot 308 was a below average car with bloated looks, the new Peugeot 308 gets just about everything right. In short, It’s France’s answer to the VW Golf, a well thought out car with a touch of class.
Like the VW Golf it goes for understated but still sharp and stylish design although saying that, the Peugeot 308 is not a car for extroverts. On the inside you get a refreshingly uncomplicated cabin with a smart but uncluttered centre console so you can concentrate on driving.
It’s very well finished with fabrics and trim that have an upmarket feel that is on par with the VW Golf. You get good leg and headroom for passengers in the front and back and a good-sized boot to cope with the demands of a modern family.
The Peugeot 308 is also a pleasant car to drive. It handles well and is equally happy tackling demanding country roads as much as a long distance motorway drive. There is a strong line-up of petrol and diesel engines starting with a gutsy three cylinder 1.2 litre petrol, good for over 50 mpg, but we’d suggest the 1.6 turbo diesel as a better balance.
* Peugeot are back on form with the 308 * Does everything pretty well * Good fuel economy * Ample interior leg and headroom *