The Vauxhall Mokka is a practical car with impractical deficiencies. While a lot of interested buyers may get hooked with just one look of this classy car, Mokka buyers may come up with a completely different opinion once they go under the bonnet. This makes Mokka a tentative offering in the growing and highly competitive mini SUV market in the UK.
If there’s one thing Vauxhall did right with the Mokka, it definitely is the model’s styling. The cabin is luxurious at first glance. Exterior-wise, the design of the Mokka is also logical and defined. Drivers will also benefit from great forward visibility in part because of the high seating. Mokka owners will delight knowing that all models have great security features. Euro NCAP gave the car five stars in crash tests. Security feats include stability control, six airbags, and hill descent control.
The Vauxhall Mokka is fortunately one of the more spacious mini SUVs in the market today. Head and legroom are generous in all seats. The boot can also carry well, and it is shaped to maximise loading. The back seats can be folded to improve the size of the boot.
Equipment for the Mokka is more impressive than most other entry level cars. The S version comes with air conditioning, cruise control and DAB Radio. With the higher trim levels, buyers can also get Bluetooth connectivity, climate control, sat-nav and other features.
While the engine performance is adequate for driving around town, they suffer from being inflexible and they don’t quite give the power that other cars in the segment offer. The 1.6 petrol is overshadowed by the 1.4 turbocharged petrol engine. The diesel variant is strong, but may not give a great initial boost. To add to this, the engines can get noisy when pushed hard. Road noise and wind noise can also disturb when the Mokka is driven on open roads. Drivers of the Mokka will be upset with its poor comfort levels. It doesn’t help that the suspension is quite stiff, and while helping minimise rolls in corners, the passengers will feel each bump on the road.
The interior is mostly composed of plastics, but if it’s any consolation, the Mokka has a better, classier interior compared to its top competitors. Although the Mokka gets high ratings with its security feats, the company’s overall reliability history may affect its popularity. Rear and off-the-shoulder visibility can also be problematic because of Mokka’s rear pillars.
Those who are planning to buy their own Vauxhall Mokka should get ready because the price is none too friendly. When running costs and CO2 emissions are weighed against each other, those who are interested in the Mokka will also find that the rates are against them.
The Vauxhall Mokka’s advantages and disadvantages are pretty much square. Practicality, equipment and security are all highlighted in the expense of performance, comfort and running costs. Buyers of the Mokka will definitely have to settle on what features they prioritise, but looking for an alternative may just as well help them settle the dilemma.
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