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Peugeot 308 hatchback - Reliability & safety

The 308 is so new that it’s too early to definitively rate it for reliability

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.2 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

The latest Peugeot 308 achieved a respectable four star Euro NCAP rating and although there is no driver satisfaction data specific to the car, owners have rated the Peugeot brand 11th out of 29 manufacturers. The 308 is based on well-known parts (the 1.2-litre petrol engine is used in lots of other models), so it should prove easy to own and live with.

Peugeot 308 reliability

Peugeot came in 11th out of 29 manufacturers in the 2021 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey. The mechanically-similar Peugeot 3008 SUV came in 50th place overall in the list of 75 models. Both these results suggest owning a Peugeot should be reasonably problem-free.

Peugeot 308 safety

The Peugeot 308 scored four stars in the Euro NCAP test. It scored 76% in the Adult Occupant category and 84% in the Child Occupant category. Although the 308 comes with a large amount of safety equipment, including post-collision braking, lane keep assist and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) among other features, it scored a disappointing 65% in this category due to the marginal performance of its AEB system.

Higher trim levels get extra equipment, such as AEB with a night function, emergency call, high beam assist, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, lane positioning assist, a 360-degree parking camera and semi-autonomous parking assistance.

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