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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Peugeot 308

Overall verdict
A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.


Looks and feels comfortable with flashes of premium quality


Not the most dynamic car in this class, some plastics a little scratchy


What is it?

The smartly styled 308 marks a real step-on for Peugeot. Forget the dreary old model of the same name, this latest one boasts an all-new platform, all-new interior and all-new fight on its hands. Whereas the old one was firmly an also-ran, this one very much takes the fight to the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.6 THP 270 GTi 5dr
6.0s 139g/km 47.1 272 £28,335
The cheapest
1.2 VTi PureTech Access 5dr
13.3s 114g/km 56.5 82 £16,320
The greenest
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Active 5dr
9.7s 82g/km 91.1 120 £21,170
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