1.

Has fully independent suspension

Peugeot 208 Allure (2014)

Peugeot 308 Active (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

2.

turn radius

10.4m

5.2m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

3.

CO2 emissions

129g/km

125g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

4.

Has a diesel engine

Peugeot 208 Allure (2014)

Peugeot 308 Active (2014)

Improvements in diesel engine technology have lead to vast gains in fuel efficiency over petrol (gasoline) cars (and even hybrids), as well as having lower carbon emissions. It is also safer as it doesn’t explode as petrol can.

5.

Has front-wheel drive

Peugeot 208 Allure (2014)

Peugeot 308 Active (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

6.

Has dual-clutch transmission

Peugeot 208 Allure (2014)

Peugeot 308 Active (2014)

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

7.

Has air suspension

Peugeot 208 Allure (2014)

Peugeot 308 Active (2014)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

8.

Euro NCAP rating

5

5

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

9.

Is an electric car

Peugeot 208 Allure (2014)

Peugeot 308 Active (2014)

An electric car runs off a battery that can be recharged at home or at public charging points. Due to the savings costs of electricity compared to petrol (gasoline) it can greatly reduce running costs, and is also better for the environment as the car produces 0 emissions.

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