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TEST Peugeot e-308 SW: the largest luggage compartment has one negative consequence -

The Peugeot 308 electric station wagon has the largest luggage compartment of all electric station wagons currently on sale. Good news for those who go on holiday by car and take the necessary suitcases with them. The other side of the coin is that things are tighter in the back seat of the Peugeot e-308 SW.

You can count the current range of electric station wagons on the fingers of one hand. Literally, because apart from the Peugeot e-308 SW you only have the MG 5of Nio ET5 Touring, Opel Astra Sports Tourer Electric and the Porsche Taycan Sport (Cross) Turismo. Here comes the Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer will be added soon, but it is not yet available.

“Even the luggage compartment of the larger Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer is smaller.”

The electric drivetrain of the Peugeot e-308 SW means you lose some luggage space compared to the petrol version, which has 608 to 1634 liters on offer. The electric 308 SW has a capacity of 548 to 1574 liters. That is more than all other electric station wagons mentioned. Even the luggage compartment of the larger Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer is smaller, at just 3 liters, namely 545 liters.

So you have plenty of room for your suitcases. But the legs of the passengers in the back seat have something to grumble about. Because here the Peugeot e-308 SW is not the most spacious station wagon. You soon find yourself sitting with your knees against the back of the front seat.


Well-known electric motor

The electric motor of the Peugeot e-308 SW is a well-known one. You will also find it in the new electric one Peugeot 208 and the Jeep Avenger, which, like the e-308, are children of the Stellantis family. The engine has a power of 156 hp and a maximum torque of 270 Nm. The battery has a net capacity of 51 kWh (gross: 54 kWh).

Peugeot e-308 SW consumption

Peugeot states a consumption of 15.1 kWh/100 km. A good figure, which we were able to achieve within a hair's breadth after a test drive. Afterwards, the on-board computer showed a very decent 15.2 kWh. This brings the specified range of 409 kilometers into view.

Electric cars are often accused of not offering any experience apart from their lightning-fast acceleration, but the Peugeot e-308 SW is an exception in our opinion. The lower seating position that a station wagon has compared to an SUV plays a role in this. The noticeably small steering wheel gives the feeling as if you are in a racing game; you will automatically sit and drive a little sportier. Out of the different driving modes, we preferred the sport mode. When we returned to Eco, the car suddenly felt a lot slower.

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The interior of the Peugeot e-308 SW is perhaps the most beautiful part of the car. Years ago, Peugeot decided to move more towards the premium side and you see that as soon as you get in. The materials are beautiful, the finish is neat and everything feels pleasant. The top of the dashboard is padded and even the inside of the glove compartment feels soft. Furthermore, electric cars often have a minimalist interior with as few physical buttons as possible, but not the Peugeot e-308. Good thing, too.

Peugeot e-308 SW test conclusion

With the Peugeot e-308 SW, Peugeot has one of the few electric station wagons currently on the market. Finally a good, practical alternative to the numerous electric SUV models that are flooding the market. But the Peugeot 308 SW is not the most spacious on the back seat. Where the Peugeot e-308 SW is remarkably spacious is behind the rear seat. In fact, the Peugeot e-308 SW is the most spacious electric station wagon you can now buy. However, the price is high, starting at 44,885 euros for the Allure.

This post was last modified on February 13, 2024 6:15 am


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