INTRODUCTION: Peugeot 308 is one of the big cars or station wagons available in Europe with a 7 seater capacity which makes it a unique offering in its category.With as many as 3 petrol engine and 3 diesel engine options it offers a wide variety of ranges to choose from.The 308 best suits for large families and one who frequently travel places.We look into the Peugeot 308 features and offerings.
OVERVIEW: The Peugeot 308SW is one of a kind offering from Peugeot which makes it stand apart as it comes with second row of seats at the back making it a 7 seater which is offered by only a few manufacturers.It makes great family car.The range comprises of Access,Active ,Allure and SR trims.The car comes with standard features such as adjustable steering column,climate control,leather upholstery,Allow wheels,Sunroof electric,Driver,passenger and side airbags,alarm,anti lock braking system,central door locking,power steering,Seat - ISOFIX Anchorage Point and Traction control system. Engine options: The 308 comes with 3 petrol engine options 14 litre,95bhp,1.6 litre ,120 bhp and 1.6litre THP(turbocharged) with 140 bhp. The the 3 diesel options are 1.6litre,HDi (High pressure direct inject)90bhp and 110bhp,2 litre,HDi 160bhp.The petrol 1.6L puts a good performance and the 1.4L petrol is sluggish for a car of this size.For the driving enthusiast its the 2.0: HDi diesel which packs a punch with 160bhp and a massive 340 nm torque @2000 rpm which is the best variant to go for. The interior of the 308 is vastly improved from its previous version 307.It has now a more upmarket feel with a nice dashboard design and good quality of plastics used.
The tall body liberates generous head room inside and the access to the inside cabin is easy with the wider doors.The legroom is good at the front and the second row seats.However the third row is strictly for kids.For practical purpose the third row seats can folded completely which liberates 600litres of boot space.For long drives and 5 people on-board this option is very useful.The prices ranges from 15,000 Euros to 22,000 euros makes it good buying option.