Peugeot 308 SW 2012 Review | Car & SUV

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Peugeot 308 SW

2012 Review

it’s not practical or desirable to an SUV because of parking, fuel and certain ‘social pressures’ out by people that pedal and grow courgettes. And you might be too conscious to have an MPV/people So what do you do with your 4 or 5 when you want to take to zoo?

This particular is where 7-seat station come into their if your life circumstances or prevent you from preventing there’s a fashionable, fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly option for you to take the keys, and it comes in the a Peugeot 308 SW.

But let’s get something by ‘fashionable’ we don’t necessarily ‘pretty’. The Peugeot is not the best even though in stretched it’s certainly sleeker its hatchback brothers, but it’s from most angles and carry a European badge and means a lot in certain circles. also a fact that the of today looks a lot better the Peugeot of three years ago – the is moving in the right direction.

Fuel efficient it definitely is. quietly along the motorway at in the 2-litre turbodiesel and the 163 horses sip 5 litres per hour. And with 340 monsters churning away, some pep if you need to get moving. is a nice improvement over the 308 SW we tested back in 2008 .

Practical is its middle name. seats ensure that you have to leave anyone and all the rear seats can be completely if you want a station wagon to DIY supplies on the weekend. The full capability is 2149 litres.

also got lots of airbags and type of emergency braking, and traction control system you to keep it on the black stuff and out of the

Friendliness to the trees extends too. Peugeot’s HDi engines with a particle emission (FAP). It’s a self-cleaning which treats the noxious you usually get with an oil burner and a trail of iridescent butterflies OK, maybe not, but this is a sized station wagon produces 174g/km of CO2.

Peugeot has shaved an average off its predecessor’s weight (across the and has made many incremental such as using revised steering to reduce the drain on the

Driving the 308 SW was very pleasant. In I can’t actually fault it what it’s supposed to be I mean, this is a car that must be designed to prevent offspring from becoming sick, because there’s worse than having to every 15 minutes for green-faced to exit the car and do what they to to become pink-faced again.

So it to be soft on the bumps, but without in the corners. It does that well. It also needs to be to change up the six gears smoothly, which the Porsche Tiptronic with aplomb.

The driving experience can be made all the spacious by sliding the blind from the panoramic glass Adjust the dual climate to your desired setting and like having a convertible but breathing in truck fumes and (pollen is filtered out, so good if you have a hay fever in the family).

There are plenty of interior treats – Bluetooth for phone, cruise control/speed six-speaker stereo, shopping bag in the boot, extra 12V plugs and and rear parking sensors.

I think of much to say that’s If you don’t need the third row of they don’t fold into the floor like do in the Peugeot 4007. so you will to take them out and store I’ve been complaining Peugeot dashboard design for it’s not much better and the is fiddly to operate. You can’t fit bottles in the cupholders, although you can in the (but they slide

And certain angles from the don’t do it justice at all. But it – all fairly minor because nothing flawed about the

Our test 308 SW came with a lot of – ten grand to be precise. There was the satellite navigation (kind of seeing as there are better-specced options for much cheaper), the leather heated seats comfortable and supportive), xenon ($1500) and 18-inch wheels

So do we end up with a crowd-pleaser; a mode of luxuriant transport for your princes and princesses? Yes, we do. The can lay claim to having a smooth, demeanour in all occasions.

The looks…well…they’re better every year.

Peugeot 308 SW

Smooth and quiet


seats in a proper station


Design (both and exterior) could use some

Price: $45,990 (base SW); $55,990 as tested

Peugeot 308 SW
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