Review - 2024 Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV

By Alexi Falson on 28 Mar 2024
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OnlineAuto Rating
out of 10
  • Long comfort, entertainment & safety equipment lists
  • Confident and user-friendly drive around town
  • Significant fuel economy bonuses over standard 308
  • Unique, premium interior packaging
  • Smaller boot than petrol 308 hatch
  • Firm suspension setup on Aussie B-roads
  • Short service intervals
  • Steep price premium
Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV Specs
    • 40L
    • 33
    • 6000 / 1750
    • 4 star
    • Automatic
Following Peugeot’s release of its brand-new 308 hatchback, the company has added a new plug-in hybrid version known as the 308 GT Sport PHEV.

Billed as the most dynamic and fuel-efficient 308 hatchback we’ve seen yet, the 308 GT Sport PHEV sits on the market as one of the few plug-in hybrid hatches currently on sale.

How well does the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV perform on the road and as a fuel-efficient hatch, and how well does it justify the price premium over the regular 308? Let’s take a closer look to find out.

Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV Competition

Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV

Cupra Leon VZe
Mercedes-Benz A250e
BMW 1 Series
Toyota Corolla Hybrid
MINI Countryman SE Hybrid

How Much Does It Cost?

The Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV is offered here in a single, highly-specified variant priced at $64,990.

Keep in mind that this price is subject to change and does not include on-road costs.

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Peugeot 308 (GT SPORT PHEV) Specifications

Model Date 2024
Model 308
Series P51 MY23
Drive FWD
Engine TDFI
Engine capacity 1598
Engine configuration DUAL OVERHEAD CAM / 16 valves
Engine RPM 6000 / 1750
Cylinders T4
Torque 250
KW 132
Fuel tank size 40.0
Fuel usage specs 1.4 / 0
CO2 33
ANCAP security rating 4

What Features & Specs Does the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV Have?

The Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV comes with a hefty list of premium features.

The list includes 18-inch alloys with Matrix LED headlights, LED tail lights, adaptive cruise control, Nappa leather upholstery with heated and massaging seats, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging pad, a surround-view monitor with parking sensors, keyless entry & start, ambient interior lighting and a 3D digital instrument cluster.

2024 peugeot 308 gt sport phev wagon interior

Connectivity & Infotainment Features

The Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV comes fitted with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment display that offers DAB+ digital radio and satellite navigation that is paired with a premium 10-speaker sound system from Focal.

Does the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV Have Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto?

Buyers will be pleased to hear that the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV offers both a wired and wireless connection to access your phone’s applications on the go via Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. 

Is the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV Comfortable to Drive?

For buyers thinking the base model 308 was a bit lacking in pace, the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV may be the answer to your prayers.

There’s a significant power and torque premium on offer over the base model, with its 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder and electric motor pushing out a combined 165kW of power and 360Nm of torque.

This makes the 308 GT Sport PHEV far more entertaining on the road, while its small footprint makes for a user-friendly drive around town.

The tiny little steering wheel is weighted nice and light for easy manoeuvring around town and while squeezing into a tight car park.

On the road, the 308 GT Sport PHEV feels light and agile, as any good city car should, while offering a confidence-inspiring nature as you pick up speed and hit the highway.

The front end offers an impressive amount of grip, while the added acceleration from the electric motor makes it a far more engaging drive than the standard 308 package.

Around town, the regenerative braking system makes a commute a simpler driving experience while helping to send energy during braking back into the battery pack to further reduce your fuel use.

When you leave the city, the 308 GT Sport PHEV is noticeably firm due to the European-centric suspension package which far prefers smooth surfaces around town than rougher Australian B-roads.

2024 peugeot 308 gt sport phev wagon rear

All up, the driving experience on offer in the Pegueot 308 GT Sport PHEV is a significant leap forward over the standard 308 range thanks, primarily, to the added power and torque from the electric motor.

How Far Can the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV Drive on Electric Power?

Peugeot packages the 308 GT Sport PHEV with a 12.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack that offers up to 59km worth of driving on electric power, according to WLTP cycle testing.

Is it Fuel Efficient?

Peugeot’s fuel economy figures stand at a very impressive 1.3L/100km on a combined cycle.

It’s important to note that these figures are only possible when the battery is fully charged and able to assist the petrol unit.

When the battery is depleted, fuel economy figures will rise considerably, meaning it’s essential you keep the 12.4kWh battery pack fully charged if you’re looking to come close to the official economy figures.

Is it Practical and Spacious?

The Peugeot 308 platform greets buyers with one of the most unique and charismatic cabins anywhere on the market.

In typical Peugeot fashion, the company has opted for a very distinctive design that features sharp angles, premium materials and a characteristically small steering wheel in front of the driver.

Peugeot positions the driver and front passenger in a pair of low-slung seats that make the driving position feel both sporty and more accommodating to taller drivers, which is a nice touch.

The cabin is particularly high-tech, with a three-dimensional digital instrument cluster positioned in front of the driver and a 10-inch infotainment system smack bang on the dash with some touchscreen shortcuts sitting beneath.

2024 peugeot 308 gt sport phev wagon seats

Overall, the design and execution of the 308 GT Sport PHEV’s cabin is charming and super premium thanks to the Nappa leather upholstery and small design details that make it feel special.

There’s also a decent range of storage options in the front of the cabin, with a pair of cupholders, a smartphone tray beside a retractable storage area, a glovebox, large bottle holders and added storage inside the split-fold armrest.

Move to the second row of the 308’s cabin and things get a bit more cramped.

2024 peugeot 308 gt sport phev wagon rear seats

Adults can expect to have their knees up against the seatback behind a tall driver, while headroom isn’t the best in the segment, either, though there’s more than enough space for kids to get comfortable back here.

The Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV’s second row picks up a pair of ISOFIX anchors and top tether mounts for a variety of child seats, as well as air vents, USB chargers, map pockets and bottle holders.

How Big is the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV’s Boot?

Boot space takes a hit when opting for the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV over the standard petrol hatchback.

In total, there’s 361L of boot space in the back of the 308 PHEV, which is a considerable drop from the 412L on offer in the standard 308 hatchback.

2024 peugeot 308 gt sport phev wagon boot

Fold down the rear seats and you’ll pick up 1271L of total cargo space in the rear of the 308 GT Sport PHEV.

Is it Safe?

Sitting as a flagship model, the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV comes packed to the brim with active safety equipment.

The equipment list includes autonomous emergency braking with cyclist and low-light detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, post-collision braking, lane-keep assist, active lane positioning, a surround-view monitor with parking sensors and tyre pressure monitoring.

Does the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV Have an ANCAP Safety Rating?

The Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV has been awarded a four-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing conducted in 2022.

  • Adult Occupant Protection: 79%

  • Child Occupant Protection: 86%

  • Vulnerable Road User Protection: 68%

  • Safety Assist: 82%

What Warranty Does the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV Come With?

Peugeot packages the 308 GT Sport PHEV with a five-year/unlimited-kilometre factory warranty.

Specific to the plug-in hybrid hatchback, buyers receive an eight-year/160,000km warranty for the battery which ensures capacity will remain above 70 per cent over time.

Peugeot offers buyers a choice of three- and five-year capped-price servicing packages, with service intervals set at 12 months or 15,000km, whichever elapses first.

Our Verdict: Is the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV Worth it?

While the Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV commands a sizable price premium over the standard hatch range, there are material benefits while opting for the plug-in hybrid hatch, namely the fuel efficiency gains.

There’s also a significantly more refined driving experience on offer thanks to the added power from the electric motor, making it by far the most enjoyable 308 of the range behind the wheel.

If you’re looking to upgrade to a new car, be sure to reach out to one of our car-buying experts who can help find you the best possible price. 

Five Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV Specs You Need to Know

  1. Five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty

  2. Four-star ANCAP safety rating

  3. Eight-year/160,000km battery warranty

  4. 1.3L/100km combined cycle fuel economy figures

  5. 361L boot expands to 1271L with rear seats folded


Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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