Peugeot 308 SW Hybrid 220 GT Pack: suspension comfort and plenty of space

Peugeot 308 SW Hybrid 220 GT Pack: suspension comfort and plenty of space

Dthe woman at the car wash checkout is happy: “But you have a nice car. Is that new?” In fact. We travel with the Peugeot 308 SW, which is the station wagon version of the compact 308 and on the other hand the cousin of the Opel Astra Sports Tourer. Externally, these two differ significantly, internally there are some similarities, for example a small rocker switch on the front and back.

And the technology under the dress is the same in every case. The test car came with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 180 hp but is still supported by a 110 hp electric motor. As a team, the two produce 225 hp and a maximum torque of 360 Newton meters. This combination is convincing. In hatchback Astra we drove the version with 180 system hp, which is also available with 308. The difference is small. Everything seems balanced here and there, the eight-speed automatic shifts smoothly.

However, we covered up to 65 kilometers on electricity alone with the Astra, in the Peugeot it was only a maximum of 55. And once even only 41. Well, the station wagon is heavier and had more power, with a smaller battery. A total of 12.4 kWh was the same. Running empty, it requires a net 11.7 kWh, from which an average electricity demand of 24.3 kWh per 100 km can be calculated. That is 12.15 euros per 100 kilometers at 0.50 euros per kWh. Displaced by a combustion engine, the 308 SW required an average of 7.2 liters of Super per 100 km for almost 3000 km traveled. Unfortunately, in the Netherlands (limit: 100 km / h) it was only 6.0. If the price of petrol is more than two euros, it is usually cheaper to drive with electricity.

The eight-speed automatic shifts smoothly.

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Peugeot 308 SW Hybrid 220 GT Pack

We liked the comfort of the suspension, since Peugeot is completely in the French tradition. The space available at a height of 4.64 meters 308 SW is also the same. The maximum load is 1576 liters when the three-section rear seat is folded down. The height of the loading area is 1.80 meters.