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Peugeot 308 hatchback - Practicality & boot space

The 308 hatch isn’t the most practical car of its type but there’s always the estate version

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Practicality & boot space Rating

3.5 out of 5

The new Peugeot 308 is larger than the previous model but it’s not up to the standards of the best models in this class, which is a shame. The 308 is far from cramped but in a family hatch we expect a little more space inside and the boot has shrunk as well - though it’s still a good size.

It’s worth remembering that the SW estate version exists. This model has more boot space and feels more spacious inside, though it has its own rivals (the Ford Focus Estate and Volkswagen Golf Estate) that outshine it for practicality too.

Peugeot 308 interior space & storage

There’s enough space in the back seats for most people but the 308 isn’t as spacious as a Ford Focus; there’s more legroom and headroom in the Ford. The Skoda Octavia is the model to choose if you want back-seat space, as it outclasses the 308 in this department thanks to significantly more space inside.

Boot space

There’s 412 litres of space available in the boot with the seats up, which is less than the previous 308 - yet it’s still a bit more than the 380 litres available in the Volkswagen Golf and Citroen C4. Fold down the seats and there’s 1,323 litres available in total, which is less than the 1,555 litres available in a Skoda Octavia.

In the plug-in hybrid models those figures are smaller, because the batteries take up space. This means there’s only 361 litres with the seats up and 1,271 litres with them folded in the PHEV models. This is still competitive, though, roughly matching the Toyota Corolla and giving the Peugeot 100 litres more than the SEAT Leon e-Hybrid.

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