Peugeot e-308 SW Review 2024
Peugeot e-308 SW At A Glance
In a world of electric SUVs, the Peugeot e-308 SW is only the second electric estate car to hit the road. If you’re looking for a family EV load-lugger and don't want an SUV, could this be the car for you? Find out in our Peugeot e-308 SW review.
For those looking to switch to an electric car who don’t want to trundle around in an SUV, an EV estate might fit the bill. Trouble is, pretty much all manufacturers have followed the market and produced electric SUVs instead.
MG, though, has been the exception with the very capable and (relatively speaking) affordable MG5. But now the new Peugeot e-308 SW adds a bit of style to the exclusive club of electric estate cars.
With the arrival of the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric, which shares the same tech as the e-308 SW, there's currently a heady choice of three electric estates to choose from.
And just as we've found with the Vauxhall Astra Electric, the Peugeot e-308 SW won’t feel like you’re stepping into another world if you’re moving from a petrol or diesel car in favour of something electric. For many it should be a home from home, with only the charging to get your head around.
Parent company Stellantis owns a wide range of brands, so it’s no surprise to see the Peugeot e-308 SW use the same electric platform as other cars in the group.
There’s obviously the standard Peugeot e-308, and we’ve already mentioned the Vauxhall Astra Electric, but there’s also the Citroen e-C4, the ever-popular Vauxhall Mokka Electric and the award-winning Jeep Avenger, while you can expect more to appear in the coming year.
At the heart of this tech is a 54kWh battery pack with a motor that delivers 156PS. If you think you’re going to be leaving hot hatches in your wake as you sprint away from the lights in your instant torque EV, think again.
You’ll reach 62mph in 9.8 seconds and you’re limited to 106mph. While the performance figures might seem a little underwhelming, it does go some way to helping the Peugeot e-308 SW have an official electric range of up to 267 miles.
Inside, the cabin has a proper premium feel that nudges it towards pricier German rivals, while the i-Cockpit provides a smaller steering wheel than you might be used to that’s combined with a digital instrument display which sits above the steering wheel.
Elsewhere, it’s well-equipped and comes with an angled 10-inch touchscreen interface.
What about the boot? Compared to the standard Peugeot 308 SW’s 608-litre capacity, the electric version loses out a bit, dropping down to 548 litres to make way for the batteries.
The Peugeot e-308 SW is available in two trims (three if you count the limited First Edition) and it’s probably the more affordable Allure trim that makes the most sense, which comes pretty comprehensively kitted out.
That said, in GT trim the Peugeot e-308 SW comes with some desirable additions, including adaptive cruise control, wireless smartphone connectivity and matrix LED headlights.
There’s lots to like about the Peugeot e-308 SW thanks to the refined interior, decent amount of space and solid range. More practical than pricier electric SUVs, it’s a solid choice for family EV buyers if you’re prepared to pay the premium over the standard petrol or hybrid version of the car.