Peugeot 308 dimensions

All the vital statistics for the Peugeot 308, including length, width, height, boot space and interior dimensions

BuyaCar team
Sep 30, 2018

It’s comfortable, cheap to run and has one of the biggest boots in its class: that’s why the Peugeot 308 is on our list of the ten best family cars.

See whether it’s the right size for you, and check its exterior and interior dimensions below, along with its boot capacity and towing ability.

You can read more details about the different models in our Peugeot 308 buying guide or check the current new and used deals by clicking below.

Peugeot 308 dimensions: exterior

At less than 4.3 metres in length, the Peugeot 308 is one of the shorter family cars on sale, giving it a slight edge when it comes to manoeuverability. The rest of its dimensions are fairly standard: a width of just over 1.8m means that it should squeeze through car park barriers, width restrictors and narrow roads.

The wheelbase is the distance between the front and rear wheels and it has a big impact on interior space. The 308’s 2620mm only just counts as average, which helps explain why there’s less space in the back than rival cars such as the Vauxhall Astra and Skoda Octavia.

Peugeot 308 dimensions: exterior

Compared to similar cars



Shorter than average

Width without mirrors



Width with mirrors









Peugeot 308 boot space

Space in the back for passengers might be at a premium, but there’s room for the luggage to rattle around, thanks to a huge 470 litre boot, which is almost 100 litres bigger than you would expect in this class. It will be more than enough for most families.

Peugeot 308 boot space

Comparison to rivals

Boot space with seats up

470 litres

Larger than average

Boot space with seats down

1309 litres


Peugeot 308 dimensions: interior

Taller passengers may struggle to get comfortable in the 308 - particularly if they are sat in the back where the 874mm of space between the base of the seat and the roof is markedly less than most of the alternatives to the 308: the same measurement in the Kia Cee’d and Skoda Octavia is virtually a metre.

Peugeot 308 dimensions: interior

Compared to similar cars

Front headroom


Less than average

Rear headroom


Less than average



Peugeot 308 towing capacity

Family cars don’t make the best tow cars because of their relatively light weight. This is particularly true of the 308 (see below). However, the car is permitted to pull a small trailer or caravan.

Peugeot 308 towing capacity (smallest to largest)

Towing capacity: braked

750 - 1600kg

Towing capacity: unbraked

530 - 660kg

Peugeot 308 weight

You can buy a Peugeot 308 that weighs just over a tonne. Considering the hefty modern safety equipment, technology and demands for space in new cars, this counts as a light family car, helping to make it feel sharper and more accurate when you turn into corners, and improving fuel economy.

Peugeot 308 weight (lightest to heaviest)


1075 - 1320kg

Peugeot 308 fuel tank

Petrol station stops will be few and far between with the Peugeot 308. The 1.6 Blue HDi 120 model is the most efficient version, with an official mpg figure of 91.1mpg. In reality, you’ll probably get closer to 70mpg, but even so, this will take you almost 900 miles without having to fill up, thanks to the 53 litre fuel tank.

Even the mid-range petrol cars should be able to travel 700 miles between fill-ups.

Peugeot 308 fuel tank capacity

Petrol fuel tank

53 litres

Diesel fuel tank

53 litres


Peugeot 308 turning circle

The Peugeot’s short length helps make it more manoeuvrable. It only needs 10.4m to turn and face the opposite direction, which is one of the smallest areas in its class.

Peugeot 308 turning circle

Compared to similar cars

Turning circle


Less than average

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