There’s enough adjustment to both the steering wheel and seat for even tall drivers to get comfortable. The driver’s seat is reasonably comfortable for long journeys, too, although disappointingly you can’t have an adjustable lumbar support unless you go for the top-specification Elite trim. The heating and ventilation controls are within easy reach as well.
The dashboard has a clean layout and in its centre is a 7.0in touchscreen. While some of the icons are small, which makes them tricky to hit on the move, in general it’s easy to use, and there are handy shortcut buttons for all the major functions.
Vauxhall Mokka X visibility
The Mokka X’s slightly raised driving position is good for forward visibility. The comparatively thin front pillars also mean you should have a good view, both out front and to the side, when approaching roundabouts and junctions.
Your over-the-shoulder view isn’t so good, because the rear window is quite small and the rear pillars are thick. The good news is every Mokka X comes with front and rear parking sensors as standard, and a rear-view camera is a relatively inexpensive option.
Back-seat passengers won’t feel hemmed in, thanks to the tall rear side windows.
Vauxhall Mokka X infotainment
Every Vauxhall Mokka X includes a touchscreen infotainment system, DAB radio, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, and Vauxhall’s OnStar concierge service as standard. OnStar brings online connectivity, a wi-fi hotspot and a connection to a dedicated call centre, whose operatives can download directly to your sat-nav a specific Google maps route you’ve requested. Higher-spec models upgrade the 7.0in screen to an 8.0in one and have sat-nav as standard. The screen itself is responsive but some of the smaller icons can be slightly fiddly to use on the move.
Vauxhall Mokka X build quality
The Mokka X’s interior looks smart enough, with gloss black pieces and soft touch plastics, but once you start poking at the materials you’ll realise that they aren’t quite as sumptuous as they first appear. This is most noticeable around the air-con controls, which feel particularly cheap.
Saying that, quality is still generally pretty good and most of the Mokka X’s closest rivals don’t have particularly classy and well-finished interiors, either.