Peugeot 308 CC Road Test (2013)

Peugeot 308 CC (Interior View) (2013)
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Peugeot 308 CC Review

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navigation system offers clear mapping but it doesn't allow you to enter addresses with a post code..

Safety and Security

The 308 CC has been tested by Euro NCAP and has been awarded 5 stars for Adult occupancy 83%, 3 Stars for child occupancy 70%, 2 stars for Pedestrian 33% and Safety Assist 97%.

The Peugeot 308 CC is equipped with six airbags including two head airbags at the front, ABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake force distribution), EBA (emergency brake assist), automatic switching on of the hazard warning lights during braking, ESP and ASR, three-point seat belts with belt not fastened or unfastened audible warnings on all seats, Isofix child safety seat fixtures and you are able to switch off the front passenger airbag when carrying child seats in the front, rear parking aid, alarm (Thatcham category 1 approved), deadlocks, full size spare wheel, remote lockable glove box, rear pop-up rollover hoops and retractable steering column and brake pedal.

Infotainment

Our test car was fitted with the Peugeot Satellite Navigation system with Radio / CD player with MP3 playback and Peugeot Connect USB with Bluetooth. The system features iPod and Bluetooth connectivity so that you can connect and control your iPhone or other compatible devices.

The navigation system offers clear mapping but it doesn’t allow you to enter addresses with a post code which is a serious omission in our opinion.

Rivals
  • Audi A3 Cabriolet
  • BMW 1 Series Convertible
  • Renault Megane Coupe Cabriolet
  • Volkswagen EOS
  • Vauxhall Cascada
What We Liked
  • Styling Inside and Out
  • Steel Powered Roof
  • Airwave Scarf (with temperature control)
What We Disliked
  • Road Dynamics, it can feel a little ungainly
What We Would Like To See
  • Better Handling and Steering Feedback
Conclusion

We were impressed with the Peugeot 308 CC but it’s one caveat is that it is quite expensive and with some buyers being brand orientated they may looks towards the like of Audi and BMW albeit the A1 and 1 Series not having hard tops which of course might be of great importance.

Potential purchasers may wish to look at the Renault Megane CC and the Volkswagen Eos our preference steers towards the 308 CC as we think it is a great family convertible.

26 September 2013 Melanie Carter
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Peugeot 308 CC Road Test Data
Model ReviewedPeugeot 308 CC Allure HDi 163
  
Body Type2-door Cabriolet
ColourAluminium with Black Leather
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9.7 Seconds
Top Speed 129 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban37.6 mpg
Extra Urban64.2 mpg
Combined49.5 mpg
  
Insurance Group25
Euro NCAP Rating5-Star
Warranty3 Years / Unlimited Miles
Price (when tested on the 26/09/13)£27,250

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