The Peugeot 308 is a smart-looking and comfortable family hatchback which is really Peugeot’s equivalent to the Volkswagen Golf or the Ford Focus. It comes with a high-tech interior and lots of onboard technology, as well as a large boot and a varied choice of petrol and diesel engines – making it an altogether sensible and practical leasing choice.
For a family hatchback with comfort at its core, consider leasing a Peugeot 308. In terms of driving experience, there is a range of capable engines to choose from, while the suspension makes any lumps and bumps in the road virtually undetectable. An agile steering wheel makes directing the car easy, too.
Inside, there is an abundance of storage options, ranging from clever cubbies to a huge 470 litres of boot space. Peugeot’s signature iCockpit keeps the latest tech at your fingertips and makes sure every journey is as enjoyable as the last.
High-Quality Interior And Technology
A Comfortable, Soft Ride
The 308 sits right in the middle of the family hatchback class when it comes to size, but one of its strengths is a larger-than-average boot and the 308 SW estate version is even more practical. The hatch has 470 litres of space with the rear seats in their upright position – around 100 litres more than its closest rivals, such as the Renault Megane E-Tech and Vauxhall Astra.
The 308 has lots of space in the front, with more than enough head- and legroom for even the tallest of people.
The door bins are a very good size, and spaces beneath the front seat armrest and in the centre console hold odds and ends. There’s only 1 front cupholder, but some models get 2 in the rear armrest.
The 308’s spread of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines have been tuned for efficiency – and that means lower running costs.
Official economy for the entry-level 110hp 1.2-litre petrol 308 is up to 54.9mpg, but the 1.5-litre diesel is the true eco pick, as it is capable of up to 69.5mpg. A brand-new 308 is due later in 2021 and will have plug-in hybrid models with an official all-electric range of up to 37 miles.
Why Choose Leasing?
Leasing a Peugeot is an affordable way to drive off with a brand new car. In simple terms, you’re renting a vehicle from Vanarama, meaning you choose your preferred model and tailor your contract to suit you and your needs – including annual mileage and initial payment.
While paying for your lease, you can spread the cost with fixed monthly payments and enjoy a new car with all the latest tech and engineering. Plus, you don’t have to worry about any depreciation costs or paying a huge outright payment. To find out more about how contract hire works, take a look at our easy-to-understand guide to car leasing.
Which Peugeot 308 Models Can I Lease?
The Peugeot 308 is available in 2 body styles. The core model is a 5-door hatchback and the second version you can lease is a 5-door estate, called the Peugeot 308 SW (Station Wagon).
The basic spec list for the 308 and 308 SW includes 16-inch alloy wheels and DAB radio, automatic LED lights, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, dual-zone air conditioning and a smartphone-mirroring infotainment system.
Trim levels available: 308 Active Premium, 308 Allure, 308 Allure Premium, 308 GT, 308 GT Premium.
The 308 finishes midway in the family hatchback class and you get a 3-year warranty is standard.
Both of Peugeot’s 308 models have the same engines and interior tech – the only difference is in the length (the SW is just over a foot longer) and the amount of luggage space they have.
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.
Their smallest cars like the Peugeot 108 and Peugeot 208 superminis aren't as family focused as the 308 due to their compact size. The Peugeot 508 and brand-new Peugeot 408 are larger family cars without being SUVs. Peugeot' SUVs are the popular 3008 and 5008 models.
If you’re looking for a Peugeot 308 lease deal, you’re guaranteed the best prices available here at Vanarama. Tailor your lease based on your lifestyle and preference, and choose your contract length and annual mileage for the best price. This means you pay affordable fixed monthly payments for a brand-new car. Plus, you don’t need to worry about depreciation costs and selling it when you want a new car.
We offer 30-day returns if you change your mind about your purchase.
Peugeot’s interiors have undergone a revolution in recent years with the introduction of its iCockpit, which places a 10-inch digital instrument display high above the steering wheel for an improved line of sight.
A revamp in 2020 brought the 308’s interior up to date, meaning fit and finish is better than previous models and is now up to the sort of standard we’ve seen from some of its rivals. Materials are of high quality, and crisp graphics on the displays look smart and are easy to read.
Unless you lease a sporty GT model, the 308’s focus is on being a comfortable hatchback.
The slowest 110hp 308 gets to 62mph in 10 seconds, and the quickest version – the 130hp 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel – takes 9.4 seconds, thanks to its 305Nm of torque. The 6-speed manual gearboxes are easy to use, but the 8-speed automatic takes the stress out of changing gear, especially around town.
Set up to have a soft ride, the 308’s suspension filters out road imperfections well. The 308 is quite agile, too, helped by its small steering wheel. The steering itself is light and you can place the 308 on the road easily.