Family buyers have never had it so good. The days when your options were limited to a humdrum hatchback or estate car have been banished to yesteryear, because now there is a plethora of fanciful MPVs and SUVs to pick from as well.
The Vauxhall Mokka X is in the SUV camp, and this ever-popular genre provides buyers with the commanding driving position and semi-rugged looks they crave, which is why manufacturers cannot build them quickly enough. The Mokka X is one of the more compact offerings, and size-wise it sits between the Suzuki Vitara, Renault Captur and slightly larger Nissan Qashqai and Seat Ateca.
It certainly doesn’t want for variety; the Mokka X is available with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines, front and four-wheel drive, and manual and automatic gearboxes. Meanwhile, trim levels range from well equipped to luxurious.
In this highly competitive category, the original Mokka was always a very popular choice. Facelifted in 2016, the current Mokka X aims to emulate that success. So what are its strengths and weaknesses and how does it compare with its rivals? Read on over the next few pages to find out everything you need to know about the Mokka X, including which engine and trim level we recommend.