Vauxhall Mokka X review

Passenger & boot space

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Vauxhall Mokka X
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

Two tall adults should find it comfortable in the front of the Mokka X, and there's a decent amount of shoulder room between them. Even though you sit farther from the ground compared with something like the Vauxhall Corsa, there’s no shortage of head room, so you won’t feel too boxed in.

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There are some practical touches, too, such as a handy cubbyhole just in front of the gearlever that’s big enough for a set of keys and a wallet. There’s also a small lidded compartment above the glovebox. The glovebox itself is on the small side, though, as are the front door pockets.

Rear space

The Mokka X is a good option for families with young children, but less so for those who regularly carry three tall adults; it offers a decent amount of head room, but three adults sitting side by side in the back is a squeeze for all concerned.

Despite the chunky rear pillars discussed earlier, the rear windows are still big enough that rear passengers won’t feel too claustrophobic. Both rear doors come with a storage pocket, but, like those in the front, they aren’t especially big.

Seat folding and flexibility

There’s nothing special about the Mokka X’s seating flexibility. The rear seats don’t slide or recline, for example (they do in the Mini Countryman), and folding down the seats is also a little convoluted. They're split in a 60/40 configuration, but, unlike many rivals that simply require a press of a button for them to drop and lie flat, the Mokka X makes you first flip up the seatbases.

Every version comes with a height-adjustable front passenger seat as standard, although there’s no option to add a fold-flat option to make carrying long loads easier.

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Boot space

You’re unlikely to be blown away by the Mokka X’s boot space. At 356 litres, it’s some way short of the Volkswagen T-Roc and Renault Captur, which claim nearly 100 litres more. What space there is, however, has been well thought out; the boot floor is level with the rear bumper so there’s no lip to lift heavy items over, while the opening is decently wide and tall.

The boot is a good square shape, too, and includes neat touches such as bag hooks and a small storage compartment on the side. With the rear seat bases flipped forward and the seatbacks folded down, the boot floor is flat all the way through to the front seats.

Vauxhall has also ensured that there’s some usable space beneath the boot floor, and this is ideal for stowing more valuable or fragile items. This space exists because the Mokka X comes with a tyre inflation kit instead of a spare wheel; a space-saver spare wheel is available as an option.


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