Interior trim for the Peugeot 308 Hatchback does bear strong resemblances to the 307 version with the principal cosmetic change being a revamped instrument panel and a brilliant black center console. As seems to be general Peugeot policy the basic level Urban trim series comes with very little in the way of standard equipment with just a CD player , air conditioning and electric windows to get excited about. However the 308 Hatchback comes with no less than four other trim levels to choose from making it possible to accessorize the hatchback up to some fairly exotic levels for those whose budget can stretch to it.
Safety is a feature that Peugeot never forget meaning that Peugeot 308 come equipped with an all inclusive braking system as well as a full set of air bags to protect driver and passengers in the event of a collision. , The 308's structure includes integrated crumple zones designed to disperse impact energy in the event of an accident.
Fuel consumption for the 308 Hatchback Sport Wagon's starting level 1.4 liter 97 horsepower engine, according to unofficial reviews, averages out at 44.8 miles per gallon. The 1.6 liter 118 horsepower engined version will give an average of 44.1 miles per gallon, while the 1.6 liter 154 horsepower engined version will give an average of 42.8 miles per gallon and the1 .6 liter 197 horsepower engined version will give an average of 38.2 miles per gallon. The diesel engined Peugeot 307 hatchbacks provide improved levels of fuel consumption with the 1.6 liter 91 horsepower averaging a highly creditable 67.3 miles per gallon with the 1.6 liter 161 horsepower engine providing 64.2 miles per gallon. The 2.0 liter 148 horsepower diesel engines will average 62.8 miles per gallon while the 2.0 liter 161 horsepower engine provides an outstanding average of 57.6 miles per gallon, according to trade reviews.
The 2012 Peugeot 308 is not lacking in rivals in the highly competitive mid- sized hatchback sector , with the most outstanding being the Ford Focus , Volkswagen Golf, Honda Civic, Toyota Matrix, Nissan Juke, Mazda 3, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage.