Small SUVs are incredibly popular thanks to their combination of butch looks and low running costs, as well as their slightly raised driving positions compared with standard small cars. The Vauxhall Mokka is the British brand's offering, and goes head-to-head with the likes of the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Skoda Yeti.
The Mokka certainly doesn’t want for variety; it’s available with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines, front- and four-wheel drive and manual and automatic gearboxes. Trim levels range from well equipped to luxurious, although some engines are restricted to particular trims.
In almost every area, however, the Mokka’s rivals have it beaten. It doesn’t have a particularly comfortable ride, it’s pretty noisy and its boot isn’t that big.
A lot of Mokkas are expensive to buy, too, and don’t hold their value that well, so any savings made thanks to a large discount when you buy the car will be cancelled out.
The useability of its infotainment equipment and the quality of its cabin materials also leave a bit to be desired.
So while the Vauxhall Mokka isn’t without appeal, most rivals are better choices. Consequently, unless you’re sold on the way it looks and can’t countenance owning anything else, it’s hard to recommend.