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Peugeot 308

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 $26,990 to $45,990 for the 308 Active and 308 GTI.

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

    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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  • What battery does a 2009 Peugeot 308 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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  • How does the Peugeot 308 compare to the Mazda 3?

    They're quite different vehicles, the Peugeot is a roomy, comfortable, safe and pleasant wagon, and boasts 4.0 L/100km economy. The Mazda SP25 is a sedan or hatch, and a sportier drive with a firmer ride, and the 2.5-litre petrol engine offers an average of 6.0L/100km. If you're trying to choose which one to buy it comes down to what you want from your car, comfort and economy, or a sporty drive. Another thing to consider is maintenance costs and the Mazda scores there.

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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 $26,990 and going to $45,990 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
2020 Hatchback 1.2L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $26,990 $45,990
2020 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $27,990 $30,490
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 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $16,500 $31,240
2018 Hatchback 1.2L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $16,888 $37,730
2017 Hatchback 1.2L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $9,600 $39,050
2017 Wagon 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $18,700 $30,800
2017 Convertible 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $35,970 $42,790
2016 Hatchback 1.2L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $8,990 $36,300
2016 Wagon 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $17,300 $28,160
2016 Convertible 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $31,570 $38,060
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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.

Peugeot 308 Fuel Consumption

The Peugeot 308 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel, ULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4.6L/100km for Hatchback /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
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 5.2L/100km 1.2L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 4.2L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 Convertible 8.1L/100km 1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 4.1L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.2L PULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Wagon 4.2L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 6.5L/100km 1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 Convertible 8.1L/100km 1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 Hatchback 4.1L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2016 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.2L PULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Wagon 4.2L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2016 Wagon 6.5L/100km 1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Peugeot 308 Pricing and Specs for 2020

Peugeot 308 Dimensions

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

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Hatchback 1457x1804x4253 mm
2020 Wagon 1472x1863x4585 mm
2019 Hatchback 1457x1804x4253 mm
2019 Wagon 1472x1863x4585 mm
2018 Hatchback 1457x1804x4253 mm
2018 Wagon 1472x1863x4585 mm
2017 Hatchback 1457x1804x4253 mm 134 mm
2017 Wagon 1472x1863x4585 mm 134 mm
2017 Convertible 1427x1817x4440 mm 130 mm
2016 Hatchback 1457x1804x4253 mm 134 mm
2016 Wagon 1472x1863x4585 mm 134 mm
2016 Convertible 1427x1817x4440 mm 130 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Peugeot 308 Dimensions

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 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 16x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
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
2017 Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches
2017 Convertible 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2017 Wagon 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2016 Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches
2016 Convertible 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2016 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 1500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Hatchback 1200kg 1500kg
2020 Wagon 1200kg 1500kg
2019 Hatchback 1200kg 1500kg
2019 Wagon 1500kg 1500kg
2018 Hatchback 0kg 1500kg
2018 Wagon 1500kg 1500kg
2017 Hatchback 0kg 1500kg
2017 Convertible 1270kg 1270kg
2017 Wagon 1500kg 1500kg
2016 Hatchback 0kg 1500kg
2016 Convertible 1270kg 1270kg
2016 Wagon 1500kg 1500kg
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