Like most rivals, every Mokka X gets stability control to help you avoid sliding off the road, but the other important active safety systems that are available on the competition aren’t on the Mokka X. That includes a feature that we’d always recommend going for; automatic emergency city braking. It helps stop you rear-ending a car in front if it slams on its brakes, and lacking this isn’t great for such a family-orientated car. There are front, side and curtain airbags to help keep you from harm, though.
The car received the full five stars in its Euro NCAP crash test in 2012, with a particularly strong score of 96% for adult occupant protection. Child occupant protection was also impressive, at 90%, while the 67% pedestrian protection score was pretty good, too.
All the security measures you’d expect are present and correct, including an alarm and engine immobiliser. However, security experts Thatcham awarded the Mokka only three out of five for its resistance to being broken into. Its resistance to being stolen was better, at four out of five, although many rivals get higher marks.
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