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Vauxhall Mokka X review

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Vauxhall Mokka X
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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

Vauxhall Mokka X hatchback driving position

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 adjustable lumbar support unless you go for the more expensive Elite and Ultimate trims.

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Many of the buttons on the dashboard are quite small, but they are at least logically arranged, so it’s no great drama carrying out basic tasks, such as operating the heating and ventilation controls, on the go.

Vauxhall Mokka X hatchback 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 that every Mokka X comes with front and rear parking sensors as standard and a rear-view camera is a relatively inexpensive option.

Rear passengers won’t feel hemmed in, either, thanks to the tall rear side windows.

Vauxhall Mokka X hatchback infotainment

Every Mokka X includes a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system that includes a DAB radio, Apple Car Play and Android Auto smartphone mirroring 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. Design Nav and Ultimate trims upgrade the 7.0in screen to an 8.0in one and have sat-nav as standard.

The screen itself is responsive but it's a little fiddly to use because of its small icons that are tricky to hit while driving. At least the handy shortcut menu buttons make flitting between menus easier.

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Vauxhall Mokka X hatchback build quality

The Mokka X’s interior looks smart enough, with a pleasing mix of chrome highlights, gloss black panels 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 a little low-rent compared with the sturdier ones in a Seat Arona.

Saying that, quality is still generally okay and most of the Mokka X’s other close rivals don’t have particularly classy or well-finished interiors, either.

 

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There are 6 trims available for the Mokka X hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Active
A 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard, along with dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, a DAB radio, automatic lights...View trim
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Design Nav
The sweet spot in the range is Design Nav, which adds a bigger 8.0in touchscreen with sat-nav, yet costs less than Active versions...View trim
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£19,551
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Elite
Upping to Elite brings goodies including a leather interior, heated front seats with lumbar adjustment, a heated steering wheel and privacy glass. It’s pricey, though...View trim
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£20,306
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Elite Nav
As Elite, but with sat-nav...View trim
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£20,950
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Ultimate
Ultimate trim adds larger 19in alloy wheels and a sportier exterior look but, like Elite trim, it is too expensive to recommend...View trim
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£23,020
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Design Line
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
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£23,890
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