Standard EquipmentTechnical SpecificationOptional ExtrasIndependent Review

Driver Convenience

  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Digital clock
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Navi 900 intelliLink sat nav system with aux-in socket
  • Outside temperature display
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Speed sensitive power steering
  • Systems with voice recognition
  • Vauxhall OnStar emergency assistance

Entertainment

  • 6 speakers
  • Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
  • DAB radio preparation
  • USB/iPod connection

Exterior Features

  • 2 speed wipers/wash wipe/intermittent wipe
  • Automatic lighting control
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour side mouldings
  • Chrome side window trim
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Electric folding door mirrors
  • Electric front+rear windows
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Electrochrome anti dazzle rear view mirror
  • Front fog lights
  • Front skid plate
  • High beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rain sensitive windscreen wipers
  • Silver roof rails
  • Stainless steel exhaust tailpipe

Interior Features

  • 12V Accessory socket
  • 12V power socket in rear
  • 16 way adjustable front seats
  • 3 spoke leather covered steering wheel
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Alloy effect door sill covers
  • Centre rear head restraint
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Comfort front seats
  • Dual zone electronic climate control
  • Electrically heated front seats
  • Ergonomic sports front seats
  • Front centre armrest
  • Front door pockets
  • Front passenger underseat storage tray
  • Front seat back storage pockets
  • Front/rear courtesy lights
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Height adjustable front/rear head restraints
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Isofix on outer rear seats
  • Jasmin leather upholstery
  • Multi function steering wheel
  • Reach + rake adjustable steering column
  • Rear cupholders
  • Rear seat centre armrest

Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • ABS
  • Curtain airbags
  • Descent control system
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Emergency brake assist
  • ESP
  • Front seat side impact airbags
  • Hill start assist
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Traction control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central locking
  • Remote security alarm system

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)

152

Standard Euro Emissions

EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft

DOHC

CC

1364

Cylinder Layout

IN-LINE

Cylinders

4

Engine Layout

FRONT TRANSVERSE

Fuel Delivery

TURBO INJECTION

Gears

6 SPEED

Number of Valves

16

Transmission

MANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)

43.5

EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies

1

EC Extra Urban (mpg)

50.4

EC Urban (mpg)

34

General

Badge Engine CC

1.4

Badge Power

140

Coin Description

T

Coin Series

Elite Nav

Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07

14E

NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %

NCAP Child Occupant Protection %

NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09

NCAP Pedestrian Protection %

NCAP Safety Assist %

Service Interval Frequency - Months

12

Service Interval Mileage

20000

Special Edition

1

Special Order

1

Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage

60000

Standard manufacturers warranty - Years

3

Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months

60

Timing Belt Interval Mileage

100000

Vehicle Homologation Class

M1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)

9.3

Engine Power - BHP

140

Engine Power - KW

103

Engine Power - RPM

4900

Engine Torque - LBS.FT

147

Engine Torque - MKG

20

Engine Torque - NM

200

Engine Torque - RPM

1850

Top Speed

116

Tyres

Alloys?

1

Space Saver?

1

Tyre Size Front

215/55 R18

Tyre Size Rear

215/55 R18

Tyre Size Spare

TYRE REPAIR KIT

Wheel Style

MULTI SPOKE

Wheel Type

18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height

Height (including roof rails)

1658

Length

4271

Wheelbase

2555

Width

1781

Width (including mirrors)

2035

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight

1879

Max. Towing Weight - Braked

1300

Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked

500

No. of Seats

5

On The Road

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Summary

There's a lot of promise about the Vauxhall Mokka X. It looks good, it's well equipped and it offers buyers a number of well thought out options. Some may be disappointed that pricing wasn't a bit lower and although the design is handsome, it's not what you'd call head turning. Still, it looks to be one of those car shapes that will age very well while more radical competitors date rapidly. Vauxhall has had the benefit of coming late to this compact crossover segment and has watched the market mature a little, shaking out some credible rivals along the way. All of them will have to take this car very seriously indeed, a design possibly at its most appealing in the 1.4-litre petrol turbo AWD form we've been looking at here.

Background

For a mainstream manufacturer, Vauxhall has been notably absent or virtually absent from quite a few profitable market niches in recent years. They've done well in the growing small crossover segment though, since launching this Mokka model in 2012. Here, we've got the upgraded Mokka X version. As before, this design scores a small victory over its arch-rival, Nissan's Juke, by more affordably offering AWD. So let's look at the 1.4T AWD derivative, now available in a choice of engine outputs.

Driving Experience

The Mokka X has clearly been designed for the urban environment but that's not to say the ability to be driven off-road has been totally neglected. To this end, Vauxhall wisely offers both front and four-wheel drive chassis options, with the all-wheel drive mechanicals we're looking at in the 1.4-litre petrol turbo model here being fully adaptive. When the vehicle's being driven on smooth, dry surfaces, all drive is sent to the front wheels for optimum efficiency but when the road surface is slippery, as much as 50 per cent of the drive is automatically diverted to the rear axle. There's not even that much of a weight penalty for choosing the four wheel drive version as the mechanicals add a mere 65kg, which isn't going to put too big a ding in emissions and economy figures. If you can stretch to it, I'd suggest that the 1.4-litre turbo petrol Mokka is a much better bet than the entry-level 2WD 115PS 1.6-litre petrol variant. Sixty is just 9.4s away enroute to 118mph, so it's usefully more rapid, and there's a healthier 200Nm of torque. Despite all this and the standard inclusion of 4WD, the provision of a 6-speed gearbox and more modern mechanicals mean that this pokier 1.4 is actually cheaper to run than the feebler 1.6. Now there's a 152PS automatic 1.4T AWD model too.

Design and Build

The Mokka's compact size - it's 4.28m long - places it in the upper part of the compact Crossover segment. In other words, in terms of exterior dimensions and cabin space, it's more Skoda Yeti than Nissan Juke - but not quite Nissan Qashqai size. For this improved 'Mokka X' model range, British designer Mark Adams and his team have tried to create a bolder look. This means a wing-shaped horizontal front grille and the dominant, sharp double-wing signature of the LED daytime running lights. At the rear is another double wing signature highlighted in the tail lamps, with LED technology an option. Vibrant new colours such as 'Amber Orange' and 'Lava Red' are also available. On the inside, the Mokka X has a completely new dashboard inspired by the latest Astra. Otherwise, it's much as it was. In the back, the rear seats benefit from wide opening doors that simplify the fitment of a child seat, though that sharply rising waistline might restrict the view out for smaller occupants. As for luggage room, well, there's no high boot lip to negotiate and beyond it lies 356-litres of carriage space - about the same as you'd get in a MINI Countryman but 30% more than you'd get in a Nissan Juke.

Market and Model

Prices for this 1.4T AWD Mokka X start at around £22,000, so there's a premium of around £1,700 over the 2WD 1.4T variant. Another £1,200 gets you auto transmission and if you want that, you can also upgrade to a pokier 152PS unit, but by that time, you're looking at a list price of around £23,500. There's a choice of four trim levels, 'Active', 'Design Nav', Elite' and 'Elite Nav'. Standard equipment on the mid-range 'Design Nav' models most will choose is impressive and includes 18"" alloy wheels on most models, plus LED daytime running lights, front fog lights and silver roof rails on the outside. Inside the cabin, drivers will benefit from an 8-inch touch screen with Vauxhall's IntelliLink Infotainment system, as well as the innovative OnStar personal connectivity and service assistant. 'Elite Nav' is the top-of-the-range trim and adds a full leather interior, heated front seats and steering wheel, plus tinted rear windows.

Cost of Ownership

As far as cost of ownership is concerned, it would be fair to call this Mokka 'class competitive'. As you'd expect these days, a start/stop system is fitted across the range (though only on manual gearbox models) to cut the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. As a result, the 140PS 1.4-litre petrol turbo 4x4 Mokka we've been looking at here manages 42.2mpg and 152g/km of CO2. Or 43.5mpg and 150g/km in pokier 152PS auto guise. What else? Well, to help you get somewhere close to the quoted fuel and CO2 figures on a day-to-day basis, there's an ECO section of the trip computer that includes a gearshift indicator, shows you fuel results over the last 30 miles and offers a graphical display that's supposed to encourage eco-minded driving. What else? Well, Vauxhall being a mainstream brand, residual values aren't as strong as, for example, you'd get from a rival Honda HR-V, but the Mokka X claws the advantage back with modest cost of options and very affordable servicing you can budget for with a range of pre-paid servicing plans. There's an unremarkable, but potentially extendable, three year 60,000 mile warranty.