The Vauxhall Mokka, which is sold by Opel in most European countries, is a smart, small SUV that’s more comfortable on road than off it, but is it a case of style over substance or is there more to the car than an SUV look and hatchback car performance as most reviewers would have us believe?
Vauxhall’s cross-sub-compact-SUV is a great family car as it offers plenty of space for passengers and lots of luggage room but with a naturally aspirated petrol engine the car feels pretty sluggish as there’s only 113bph and 155Nm of torque, so perhaps the diesel option should be explored. The 4-cylinder 1.7CDTi 16v is the only diesel option. It offers 128bhp and 300Nm of torque. Combined fuel consumption is 70.6mpg rather than 52.3mpg and CO2 is 120g/km whilst the petrol pumps out 153g/km.
If neither the petrol or diesel options will do the Mokka is also available with a 1.4 litre turbo charged petrol engine that works as a good compromise between the two normally aspirated motors. It’s got 138bhp and produces 200Nm of torque. At 51.4mpg, the fuel consumption’s not as good as either engine but at 149g/km the CO2 emissions are on par with the other petrol motor.
With generous equipment levels the Vauxhall Mokka is a good buy for most families. To get the equipment offered here you would need to add a few thousand to the price of a MINI Countryman or Nissan Juke.