PEUGEOT 308

Peugeot 308

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How much does the Peugeot 308 cost to run?

The 1.6L diesel is the most economical Peugeot 308 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Peugeot 308 1.6L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A. In fact this is the lowest CO2 output of any model in the Small Family segment at the time of writing. Good job, Peugeot.

It does just over 91 MPG on average, which means it will cost £7.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

This is the best fuel economy in class, and better than the next three cars: Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Golf, SEAT Leon

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 21, which is lower than the Citroen C4 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Fiat 500L 1.6L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Honda Civic has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.2L petrol1.4L petrol1.5L diesel1.6L diesel1.6L petrol
mpg52.3 - 70.643.4 - 44.872.4 - 80.755.3 - 91.137.1 - 52.3
emissions95 - 125144 - 15593 - 10282 - 134125 - 180
tax£0.00 - £125.00£160.00 - £200.00£0.00 - £20.00£0.00 - £145.00£125.00 - £260.00
insuranceGroup 9 - 21Group 10 - 12Group 17 - 24Group 12 - 24Group 13 - 36

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Peugeot 308: How big is the boot?

The Peugeot 308 estate has a bigger boot than the hatchback (it can hold 810 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This allows the estate to take one pushchair and 5 large bags or 6 large bags. While the hatchback takes just 3 large bags.

The Peugeot 308 estate is the best in class, and better than its closest rival Honda Civic.

Is the Peugeot 308 easy to park?

The Peugeot 308 is very middle of the road - it fills three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Skoda Rapid.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the 308 is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 448mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the Suzuki Baleno.

Which Peugeot 308 has the best performance?

The fastest Peugeot 308 from 0-60, is the 1.6L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 340 lbs/ft torque and 262 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 6 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Renault Megane 2.0L petrol, which will beat your Peugeot 308 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.2L petrol1.4L petrol1.5L diesel1.6L diesel1.6L petrol
zeroTo629.1 - 13.312.7 - 14.39.4 - 10.69.5 - 14.16 - 14.5
torque118 - 230136300215 - 300160 - 340
bhp82 - 13195 - 9813190 - 120120 - 272

What size caravan or trailer, can the Peugeot 308 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Peugeot 308 2.0L diesel which has 320 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1700kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.