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What is it?
The Mokka is a compact crossover available in a single five-door body style. It’s offered with a choice of four engines and four trim levels. Automatic and four-wheel drive options are also available. There’s been one generation of Mokka, the current model introduced in 2013.
What is the Vauxhall Mokka like to drive?
Like most crossovers, the Mokka combines the high seating position of a four-wheel drive with the convenience of a hatchback. The Mokka is unusual for actually offering four-wheel drive on some models, although most versions are more economical two-wheel drives. The high seating position and light controls make the Mokka easy to drive, while its interior design makes it pleasant to sit in. The entry-level 1.6i is adequately brisk, while the 1.4i turbo performs quite strongly. The new 1.6 CDTi ‘whisper diesel’ is considerably more refined than the older 1.7 CDTi engine, but both deliver a good mix of economy and cruising ability. Despite its height the Mokka corners with little body roll, its handling safe and predictable. The ride is firm and the suspension adequately quiet on most road surfaces.
What engines are available?
There are two petrol engines and two diesels. The petrol range includes a 115hp 1.6 and a 140hp 1.4i turbo. Diesels include a 130hp 1.7 CDTi and a 136hp 1.6 CDTi ‘whisper diesel’. The 1.6i comes with five-speed gearboxes; all other engines come with a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic. You can also have four-wheel drive with the two diesels and the 1.4i turbo, but not with automatic transmission.
What are the key standard features of the Vauxhall Mokka?
The entry-level Mokka Exclusiv provides dual-zone air conditioning, Bluetooth, digital radio/CD with aux-in socket, wheel-mounted controls, four electric windows, remote central locking, auto lights and wipers, high-beam assist, 230v power socket in rear, four-way adjustable wheel, electric heated power-fold mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, trip computer, cruise control, 60:40 split rear seat, front centre armrest, leather wheel, front foglights, roof rails, 18in alloys (17in 1.6 CDTi ecoflex). 4x4: four-wheel drive, descent control, hill-start assist
- Tech Line (over Exclusiv): sat nav
- SE (over Exclusiv): leather upholstery, heated sports front seats, rear armrest, heated wheel, privacy glass.
- Limited Edition (over Exclusiv): brilliant paint, upgraded upholstery, rear centre armrest, privacy glass, 19in alloys.
What are the key options?
Winter pack, driver information centre, sat nav, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, rear view camera, electric glass sunroof, integrated FlexFix carrier system for bikes.
How spacious is the Vauxhall Mokka?
The Mokka provides plenty of space for adults up front, has more than adequate space for two adults in the rear and is acceptable for a fifth. The boot is competitively sized and a good shape and the rear seats fold almost flat. There’s decent onboard storage too.
What will it cost to run?
CO2 emissions range from 109g/km for the 1.6 CDTi ecoflex diesel to 160g/km for the 1.4i turbo auto. The lowest emission petrol is the 1.4i turbo at 145g/km.
Combined fuel consumption ranges from 68.9mpg for the 1.6 CDTi ecoflex diesel to 40.9mpg for the 1.4i turbo auto. The most economical petrol engine is the 1.4i turbo, which achieves 45.6mpg combined.
Benefit-in-kind exposure ranges from 19% for the 1.6 CDTi ecoflex diesel to 27% for the 1.4i turbo auto. The lowest rated petrol model is the 1.4i turbo at 24%.
What safety features does it have?
Six airbags, antilock brakes, ESP anti-skid control, electronic traction control, immobiliser. The Mokka scored a five star NCAP safety rating. There are Isofix attachment points for two child seats in the rear. A pack of forward collision alert, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition is optional.
What does it compete with?
These include the Citroen C4 Cactus, Ford Ecosport, Honda HR-V, Kia Soul, Mazda CX-3, Mini Countryman, Mitsubishi ASX, Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur, Skoda Roomster, Skoda Yeti and Suzuki SX4 S-Cross.