The Peugeot 308 was voted ‘Car of the Year’ in 2014 and for good reason since it will impress on many levels. It's also cheap to run with lots of equipment and offers a very comfortable ride.
As usual with Peugeot, the 308 comes with a wide range of diesel and petrol engines to choose from, all of which are responsive and efficient. Of them all, models that have the 1.6 litre BlueHDi 120 will find an engine that is responsive and will return 80 mpg. Of the petrol units, the 1.2 litre PureTech 130 offers a smooth and refined experience and should return 59 mpg. Opt for the flagship Peugeot 308 GTI and drivers will find a turbocharged 1.6 litre petrol engine under the bonnet that has two power outputs of 247 bhp and 266 bhp. The GTI also provides a sportier driving experience thanks to its lower suspension, along with some styling changes to the exterior and cabin.
The Peugeot 308 is a great hatchback for families with low running costs and a big boot help make it a practical choice too. Handling is impressive, it's an able performer around town for instance, but the car is really geared towards offering comfort rather than performance and it succeeds in doing so. There's plenty of room for passengers and lots of equipment fitted as standard which includes cruise control, air conditioning, DAB radio, while other models come with satnav, rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and alloy wheels.
Essentially, the 308 was voted ‘Car of the Year’ because it does lots of things very well and offers an impressive, all-round excellent driving package. It's a reliable car, it's well built and practical and cheap to run too. In a segment packed with rivals, the Peugeot 308 offers families a real alternative to the more popular cars and it's worth a closer look.
Why not have a look at the 308 on the official Peugeot UK company website and get the latest news about the 308 at The UK Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about the Peugeot 308 on the Top Gear website.
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