2018 Peugeot 308 GTi Review; Sporty but Noisy
2018 Peugeot 308 GTi look inconspicuous, this combines space and comfort not bad (for a sports) at a very high power (272 HP) and a very consistent performance. The 1.6 turbo pushing with determination and regularity from low revs: and in Sport mode (activated with a button between the front seats) responds with even more quickly. His speech, however, reproduced in the passenger compartment from the sound system, is artificial and unattractive. The standard equipment is good (includes the Navigator and 19 wheels “), but now rather popular security systems (as assurance of the blind spot in the rear-view mirrors) are not even available on request. For 2,500 euros less, the car is also available with “only” 250 horses and without limited slip differential.
2018 Peugeot 308 GTi Review
To persons and luggage, the Peugeot 308 GTi offers the same space (more than satisfactory) “quiet”, but adds a nice dose of extra oomph: the GTI has a sincere behavior (starting with the stability), sa amuse without monopolizing and has powerful brakes. The quick exit from the curves, the mechanical limited slip differential sends more traction to the wheel that has more grip, limiting thus the slipping. The engine always pushes, with force and fluidity and if you don’t exploit the full potential, even with reasonable consumption. The Interior is cozy and well finished: red skin that covers seams the comfortable bucket seats (specific to this release, and with massage function), in addition to the steering wheel and at the gates, add the whole a pleasant note of sportsmanship. Plank, minimalist and almost devoid of buttons, is similar to that of the other 308: looks neat and reduces the risk of getting distracted seeking commands scattered here and there. The small diameter of the steering wheel (35 cm) enhances the impression of get your hands on a steering wheel by direct response; It is not easy, however, record the location so that the top of the Crown does not cover the lower part of the dashboard. Tested by Euro NCAP in 2013, the Peugeot 308 has achieved gratifying results in crash tests, earning five stars (the highest score).
2018 Peugeot 308 GTi Interior and Features
The dashboard of 2018 Peugeot 308 GTi, thin, looks like resting on the dashboard and provides a full instrumentation. The hand on the tachometer Rotate counterclockwise, but it remains easy to read. Board services you manage through the big screen touch (9.7 “) into the console, with logic sometimes a bit cumbersome because, to activate the different functions, you need to switch from one screen to another.
Four adults traveling comfortable; also a fifth passenger, sitting in the middle of the sofa, he isn’t too tight. Even the sports seats in this release steal some space behind.
With five places in use is among the roomiest of the category (420 litres). In addition, the compartment has a regular shape and is well accessible.
2018 Peugeot 308 GTi Test Drive
In town. The 2018 Peugeot 308 GTi gets along well: the suspension doesn’t feel too disconnects and you appreciate the softness of 1.6 and lightness of steering and clutch. The visibility is obstructed by the roof pillars and rear window small: Luckily, maneuvers are useful distance sensors (standard).
Out of town. The winding routes bring out the effectiveness of suspension and brakes; the steering is direct (someone, though, might like it even more accurate), changing well maneuverable and the force of 1.6 do the rest. However, the 272 HP downloads on the front wheels are many: If you overdo it, the front end tends to widen the trajectory, giving rise to some snaking.
On the highway. Off the Sport mode, the cabin remains silent (although, at 130 km/h in sixth, the 1.6 has been working at 3400 RPM); even after a few hours of travel, the comfort offered by the seats does not fail. After delays, the excellent torque (330 Nm available just 1900 rpm) and short reports of Exchange ensure shooting ready.
2018 Peugeot 308 GTi Pros and Cons
- Ease of use. The car has a sporty temperament, but ensures comfort more than OK. The cockpit is spacious (as well as the trunk), the cinque ports are practices.
- Brakes. Shut down in less than 60 meters a car launched at 130 km/h is always a great result.
- Guide. Is satisfying and not too demanding.
- Engine. It has all the Oomph you need, but also knows how to be docile and not too thirsty for petrol.
- Driver AIDS. Systems are missing now prevalent as automatic braking.
- Commands. The secondary ones, concentrated in the console screen, are not always practical.
- Dashboard. The bottom tends to remain hidden by the steering wheel; then leaves perplexed the hand on the tachometer which rotates “backwards“.
- Noise. The “voice“ of 1.6, recreated (in Sport) from the coffers of the Hi-Fi, “tastes like fake”so annoying.
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