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Peugeot 308 SW estate - Practicality & boot space (2014-2021)

The 308 SW has one of the biggest boots in the family estate car class

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Buyers of the 308 SW are likely to have families and Peugeot has worked hard to make this car as practical and as spacious as possible. So much so that it has a boot that rivals cars in the class above. All-round visibility is good and there’s sufficient scope to alter the driving position so you can find the most comfortable position.

Peugeot 308 SW interior space & storage

Interior space is a slight bugbear for the 308 SW. Storage spaces for odds and ends are pretty average and the glovebox is very small. As this car was originally designed to be left-hand drive, on right-hand-drive versions the fuse box is inside the glovebox, rendering it useless for anything other than a drinks can or a pocket-size map.

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And even though it’s longer than the hatchback, the SW estate’s rear legroom isn’t great – there’s just enough space for adults. Tall passengers don’t get much in the way of headroom either, a situation that’s made even worse if the panoramic sunroof is equipped.

Boot space

Lifting items in and out of the 308 SW’s boot is a breeze, thanks to a wide opening, low load lip and low overall boot height. With the seats up, the 308 SW has 660 litres of luggage capacity. If you fold the seats down (by pulling a lever), capacity jumps to a maximum of 1,775 litres and there’s a completely flat floor. That’s more than an Audi A6 Avant estate or BMW 5 Series Touring estate, both of which are significantly larger and pricier than the Peugeot.

There are some useful rails for tying items down, while the parcel shelf is easy to remove and has its own storage space under the boot floor. And there are also some useful cubbyholes under the boot floor.

Towing

Maximum trailer weights vary depending on the engine, but the 308 SW can tow between 1,200 and 1,600kg.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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