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Peugeot 308 Review, For Sale, Colours, Specs, Models & News

The Peugeot 308 was launched to rapturous praise from motoring media around the world in 2014, and it even won a prestigious European Car of the Year gong – but it hasn't resonated with Australian buyers, who typically buy 11 Volkswagen Golfs for every 308 sold.

The front-wheel drive hatch's line was trimmed in 2016 to offer a 1.2-litre petrol engine, a performance-oriented 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine across its hatch and wagon lines. The 308GTI is the only manual in the line. A change of distribution in 2017 may help to improve the fortunes of the iconic brand in Australia.

Current prices range from $30,499 to $34,990 for the 308 Allure and 308 GT Line Limited Edition.

Peugeot 308 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Peugeot 308 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What is causing the oil warning light to come on in my 2009 Peugeot 308?

    What you haven’t told me is whether the oil was actually low when the warning light first showed up on your dashboard (and before you topped up the oil). Perhaps the person who changed the oil didn’t add enough oil afterwards; perhaps they didn’t account for the extra half a litre required to fill the new oil filter. Even draining the oil to change it could, conceivably, cause the low-oil light to trigger, and if that’s the case, you need to re-set the light once you’re satisfied that the oil level is correct.

    Re-setting this warning light varies from car to car, but an actual mechanic would probably know how to do this, so maybe a quick visit to a workshop to have the light re-set will be worth the small cost involved. By the way, I never rely on warning lights to tell me my engine oil is low. That’s what a car’s dipstick is for. Check it each week and you’ll never run the engine low on oil.

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  • What used car should I buy?

    The newest car in the best condition with the fewest kilometres and the best record of service is normally the best. All are good cars and all should give you good reliable service, but using the above the Peugeot 308 would seem to be the best choice for you.

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  • Peugeot 308 2014: Is there any known problems with the timing chain on the 1.6 petrol turbo engine?

    While they say it never needs to be replaced that really refers to the requirement for servicing. Cam belts do have to be replaced regularly, cam chains don’t, but like all moving parts chains are subject to normal wear and tear and given time they will wear out. To have to change a timing chain at 70,000 km, however, is unusual, and you would suspect that something is wrong. There are reports of problems on the 1.6-litre petrol engine. I would press Peugeot to replace the chain free of charge.

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  • Peugeot 308 2009: What battery does it need?

    It needs to be a 12-volt battery with a capacity of 700-750 cold cranking amps. It also needs to fit into the battery box and have the appropriate terminal alignment. Buy a good quality battery. Any battery retailer should be able to help you.

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Peugeot 308 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Peugeot 308 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $30,499 and going to $34,990 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 6 SP $30,499 $34,990
2022 Wagon 1.2L, ULP, 6 SP $32,499 $32,499
2021 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 6 SP $23,700 $36,850
2021 Wagon 1.2L, ULP, 6 SP $25,800 $34,210
2020 Hatchback 1.2L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $20,200 $46,750
2020 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $21,000 $32,670
2019 Hatchback 1.2L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $16,900 $40,150
2019 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $17,500 $24,420
2018 Hatchback 1.2L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $16,000 $37,730
2018 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $16,500 $31,240
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Peugeot 308 Colours

  • Bianca White
  • Pearl White
  • Artense Grey
  • Dark Blue
  • Magnetic Blue
  • Nera Black
  • Ultimate Red
  • Hurricane Grey
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Peugeot 308 2019.

Peugeot 308 Boot Space

The Peugeot 308 Hatchback has a boot space size of 435 Litres.
Peugeot 308 Boot space Peugeot 308 Boot space
Shown above are boot space details for the Peugeot 308 2020.

Peugeot 308 Seats

The following Peugeot 308 is available with five seats. The Allure variant is available only with Oxford and Rimmi black cloth seat trim. The GT-Line variant is available with Oxford cloth and Alcantara seat trim with Red highlights. The GT variant comes with Black Alcantara with red stitching.

Peugeot 308 Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Peugeot 308 2019.

Peugeot 308 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Peugeot 308 Hatchback and Wagon vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 Hatchback 1457x1804x4253 mm 134 mm
2022 Wagon 1472x1863x4585 mm 137 mm
2021 Hatchback 1457x1804x4253 mm 134 mm
2021 Wagon 1472x1863x4585 mm 137 mm
2020 Hatchback 1457x1804x4253 mm
2020 Wagon 1472x1863x4585 mm
2019 Hatchback 1457x1804x4253 mm
2019 Wagon 1472x1863x4585 mm
2018 Hatchback 1457x1804x4253 mm
2018 Wagon 1472x1863x4585 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Peugeot 308 Dimensions

Peugeot 308 Fuel Consumption

The Peugeot 308 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP, Diesel and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 5L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 Hatchback 5L/100km 1.2L ULP 6 SP
2022 Wagon 5L/100km 1.2L ULP 6 SP
2021 Hatchback 5L/100km 1.2L ULP 6 SP
2021 Wagon 5L/100km 1.2L ULP 6 SP
2020 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2020 Hatchback 5L/100km 1.2L ULP 6 SP
2020 Hatchback 5.2L/100km 1.2L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 4.2L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 5L/100km 1.2L ULP 6 SP
2019 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2019 Hatchback 5.2L/100km 1.2L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 Hatchback 6L/100km 1.6L ULP 8 SP
2019 Wagon 4.2L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 5.1L/100km 1.2L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 4.2L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
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Peugeot 308 Wheel Size

The Peugeot 308 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x55 R16 for Hatchback in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 Hatchback 205x55 R16 205x55 R16
2022 Wagon 205x55 R16 205x55 R16
2021 Hatchback 205x55 R16 205x55 R16
2021 Wagon 205x55 R16 205x55 R16
2020 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
2020 Wagon 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2019 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
2019 Wagon 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2018 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
2018 Wagon 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Peugeot 308 Wheel Sizes

Peugeot 308 Towing Capacity

The Peugeot 308 has maximum towing capacity of 1200kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2022 Hatchback 1200kg 1200kg
2022 Wagon 1200kg 1200kg
2021 Hatchback 1200kg 1200kg
2021 Wagon 1200kg 1200kg
2020 Hatchback 1200kg 1500kg
2020 Wagon 1200kg 1500kg
2019 Hatchback 1200kg 1500kg
2019 Wagon 1500kg 1500kg
2018 Hatchback 0kg 1500kg
2018 Wagon 1500kg 1500kg
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