Buyer’s guide to the Vauxhall Mokka

Buyer’s guide to the Vauxhall Mokka

The compact Mokka has plenty of attributes, but what do you need to know if you’re thinking of buying one?

Vauxhall is, like so many manufacturers at the moment, aware of the increasing popularity of SUVs. The firm’s compact Mokka has gained a lot of attention over the years, with families and those who want a little more space naturally gravitating towards it. 

Now, Vauxhall has released a new version. Ditching the ‘X’ that followed the old Mokka’s badging, this new model arrives with a sharper look than before, as well as more interior technology and a wider range of powertrains, too. So if you’re in the market for a new compact SUV, what do you need to know about the Mokka? Let’s take a look. 

What powertrains are available?

The Mokka is one of the latest Vauxhall models to follow a three-powertrain strategy. Like so many cars across the wider PSA Group, it means that the Mokka is offered with the option of either a petrol, diesel or electric setup, ensuring that there’s a propulsion method for everyone. 

When it comes to petrol choices on the Mokka, things are quite easy - there’s just one. It’s a 1.2-litre turbocharged unit, which kicks out 99bhp or 128bhp depending on specification. Much of the line-up comes with a six-speed manual transmission, though the more powerful versions are fitted with an eight-speed automatic instead. You should get 47mpg for the more powerful automatic Mokka, or just over 51mpg for the less-potent six-speed manual. 

Move along to diesel and things are kept similarly simple. There’s a singular engine choice - a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit with 113bhp and a six-speed manual gearbox. Vauxhall says you should get around 64mpg combined, while CO2 emissions are impressively low at 116g/km. 

Finally, we’ve got electric. The Mokka-e uses a 100kW electric motor linked up to a 50kWh battery and will return just over 200 miles from a single charge. Thanks to 134bhp, it’s the most powerful Mokka you can buy, while the ability to charge at speeds of up to 100kW allows for 80 per cent of charge to be added in just 30 minutes. 

What trim levels are offered?

There’s a good number of trim levels available for the Mokka, bringing a variety of different features and design touches. Let’s take a look at them.

SE - from £20,735

The entry point to the Mokka range is SE. With prices starting from just under £21,000, it’s reasonably priced but brings an awful lot of equipment for the money. You get a seven-inch infotainment system with DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration systems. 

When it comes to the exterior, you’ll find 16-inch alloy wheels on all four corners, while body-coloured front and rear skid plates give a more premium look. Full LED headlights are included as standard, too. 

SRi - from £23,405

Move up to SRi and you’ll find those 16-inch alloy wheels increased to 18-inch bi-colour visions, while a contrasting black roof and black logos give the Mokka a more distinctive aesthetic. Inside, you’ll find heated front seats fitted alongside electronic climate control, while a panoramic rear-view camera and rear sensors will make parking a doddle. 

You can also specify SRi Nav Premium which, for £24,610, adds a larger 10-inch colour touchscreen system with full satellite navigation and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, among other features. 

Elite Nav - from £23,205

Elite Nav is up next, adding a full satellite navigation system and two USB connections for the rear seats. You also get keyless entry and start, alongside winter-friendly options like a heated steering wheel and heated seats. 

Much as before, you can also upgrade this trim to Elite Nav Premium for £24,255. It adds a 10-inch colour touchscreen and a 12-inch instrument cluster, as well as front and rear parking sensors and electrically foldable door mirrors. 

Ultimate Nav - £27,415

Next, we have Ultimate Nav, which brings the most comprehensive level of standard equipment available on a Mokka. It receives the full infotainment suite, consisting of a 10-inch colour touchscreen with satellite navigation alongside a 12-inch digital instrument cluster in place of the conventional dials. 

Wireless phone charging capability is also fitted, while adaptive matrix LED headlights provide a superb amount of illumination. A wide range of assistance systems is also included, such as driver drowsiness alert, forward collision alert and automatic emergency city braking. 

Launch Edition - from £28,645

Finally, there’s Launch Edition. This receives practically everything you could want on your Mokka, with a few extras above Ultimate Nav. You get all of the same equipment, in fact, but a full leather interior is added, boosting the car’s premium feeling. 

There’s also massage functionality for the driver’s seat and advanced park assist, which can take control of the steering to ensure you get perfect parking each time. 


The Mokka-e boasts many of the same trim levels as the petrol and diesel-powered car, with SE Nav Premium (£30,540), SRi Nav Premium(£32,435), Elite Nav Premium (£32,080) and Launch Edition (£32,495) all available on the Mokka-e. 

What about personalisation?

Vauxhall has kept things simple with the Mokka. Though most trim levels come with just four exterior colours to choose from, higher grades boost this to six and include the particularly eye-catching ‘Mamba Green’ shade. You can also opt for a body-coloured or contrast roof, which helps to give the Mokka an even more distinctive look.

When it comes to the interior, the vast majority of cars come with just one upholstery option, which combines fabric and leather-effect material in contrasting black and red shades. 

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