2017 Vauxhall Mokka X Review

Introduction

A surprise hit for Vauxhall, the Mokka X is winning many fans in the British brand’s dealers. The ‘X’ signifies this is the facelifted version of a car first launched in 2012: initial reviews were lukewarm because the car felt unfinished, but Vauxhall has polished it over the years and taught Ford a thing or two in the process. Bored of Astra-like cars? Let the Mokka X se... er, spice up your life.

 

Body Style: Crossover Seats: 5         MRP from £18,140 - £26,615 

 

Did you know? The Vauxhall Mokka X is also sold in the United states, as the Buick Encore. Over there, it’s also been a bit of a sales hit.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.1/10)

The Vauxhall Mokka X isn’t the best crossover all-rounder out there, but it seems to have hit the nail on the head in terms of customer appeal. In revised ‘X’ guise, it looks good, is well-stocked with equipment, has a roomy interior and boasts a cutting-edge infotainment system. The drive is more average, active safety kit could be better and the pricing structure seems a bit odd, but choose carefully and you can still get a model that you’ll find a perfectly acceptable - and more interesting - alternative to an Astra family hatch. Just remember, it’s a bit bigger than its small crossover rivals, so will cost you a little bit more up front. This is still something that a clever dealer with a finance calculator and some manufact...