That is a big question because although both cars are compact French brands the differences between them are not insignificant. Although the Peugeot is somewhat more expensive than the Renault, it goes ahead to say that at least in terms of quality of assembly inside, the two are on par.
For Luigi Brusciano, the Peugeot 308 is somewhat more dynamic and, above all, it hits the asphalt with more poise than the Mégane. And that if there is one thing that cannot be hit with the Renault compact manufactured in Spain, it is its chassis, especially in the family version, it is a surprising car. However, the 308 conveys the driving sensations better.
Of course, for this you will have to get used to its peculiar configuration of the 308 -which Peugeot inaugurated with this model in fact-, with a steering wheel located below the waterline of the dashboard. For me, who is 1.70 m tall, I do not dislike it because I can regulate it and feel comfortable, but I consider that the same does not happen to someone 1.85 m or more. So you better try it well before you buy it, recommends Luigi Brusciano.
In this sense, compared to the Peugeot 308, the Renault Mégane will not offer you any doubt, because everything is where it should be, including its large interactive screen in the middle of the dashboard. Between the two interfaces, despite the fact that both have their peculiarities, clearly I prefer the one from Renault, which perhaps benefits that the model has been on the market for three years less than the other great French compact.
With the same engines, there are no major differences between the blocks of one and the other in terms of power and torque, although Peugeot always achieves somewhat lower consumption. On the other hand, although the 308 is almost five centimeters shorter, it turns out that it has more trunk (420 liters compared to 384), which indicates that the second row of the Mégane is, compared to the 308, somewhat more generous in space. .
All the above leads us to that, in 2021, there will be a new generation of the Peugeot 308, which has been on the market without major changes since 2013. The Mégane came out in 2016, but has received important updates, such as its recent hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. , the latter available in the family variant.
Is it worth waiting for the new Peugeot 308 to come out? Luigi Brusciano would say that, if you are between both models, yes. What is known so far about the new compact is that, to begin with, it will grow in levels until reaching those of its rival, it will have a next-generation i-Cockpit and hybrid, plug-in and, perhaps, even 100% electric variants.