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Peugeot 308 XSE HDi (2009)

by Barry Green,reviewed February 2009

Mid-size wagons are such a smart idea it's surprising that there aren't more on the road.
Generally they drive as well as a sedan and are just as economical, but offer more passenger and load solutions.

Peugeot's Touring is a good example. In its 308 XSE form, it comes with removable second row seats and an optional third row ($1180), so that passenger/load configuration can be mixed and matched. There are more than 50 choices.

The trade-off is that with up to seven on board, there's little space for anything else - but this is a problem with most other people movers.

Drive wise, the XSE's turbo-diesel engine and six-speed auto are well matched and safety is five star.
Peugeot 308 XSE HDi 2009


Versatility, slick auto, safety


Fidgety ride, costly options

Car Details

Vehicle make Peugeot
Vehicle model 308 XSE HDi
Vehicle type Small Over $35,000
Year 2009
Price when new $38,390 MLP
Current price range $ - $
ANCAP crash rating
5 out of 5 stars

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Engine 2.0-litre, turbo-diesel, 4-cyl
Max power 100 kW @ 4000 rpm
Max torque 320 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Acceleration to 100 km/h 12.0 sec
Braking from 80 km/h 23.0 m
Economy ADR 7.1 litres/100 km
Emissions rating
3 out of 5 stars

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