Two tall adults should find it comfortable in the front of the Mokka X, but it’s worth bearing in mind rivals such as the Qashqai and Ateca offer a few centimetres more head and leg room if you are particularly lofty. There’s also a decent amount of shoulder room.
Getting inside isn’t any trouble, either, because the Mokka X’s doors open nice and wide, and even though the ride height is raised compared with something like a Vauxhall Corsa, it isn’t by enough to force you to clamber up inside.
There are some neat practical touches, too; Vauxhall has designed a handy cubbyhole just in front of the gearlever that is big enough to accept a set of house keys and a wallet or purse. There’s also a small-lidded compartment in the dashboard, above the glovebox. The door pockets aren’t particularly big, however.
Vauxhall Mokka X rear space
The Mokka X will be a good car for families with two teenagers or three smaller children. That’s because the decent head room continues to the back seats, and while tall adults will struggle for leg room, anybody smaller should have enough space.
Other rivals, including the Qashqai and Ateca, offer noticeably more space for larger adults, especially across the width of the rear seat.
Both rear doors come with a storage pocket, but much like those in the front doors, these aren’t especially big. Putting something in them directly from above or trying to get it out again could be easier, too.
Vauxhall Mokka X seating flexibility
There’s nothing special about the Mokka X’s interior flexibility. The rear seats don’t slide or recline, for example, and folding the seatbacks down flat is a little convoluted. They split in a 60/40 configuration, but unlike many rivals that simply require a press of a button and the seatbacks drop and lay flat, here you have to flip the bases up first. If you have the front seats fully back this doesn’t allow enough room for the seatbacks to lay into, so they sit at an awkwardly steep angle.
Every version of the Mokka X comes with a height-adjustable front passenger seat as standard, although you don’t have the ability to fold the passenger seat flat, even as an optional extra, to make it easier to carry long loads.
Vauxhall Mokka X boot space
You’re unlikely to be blown away by the Mokka X’s boot capacity figures. At 356 litres, it’s some way short of even its smaller rivals such as the Renault Captur, and a long way off cars such as the Seat Ateca. What space there is, however, has been well thought out; the boot floor is in line with the boot lip, so there’s nothing to lift heavy items over, while the boot opening is decently wide and tall.
The space is also nicely square and includes practical touches such as bag hooks and a small storage compartment in the side. With the rear seatbases flipped forward and the seatbacks folded down, the boot floor is flat all the way through to the front seats, too.
Vauxhall has also ensured that there’s some useable space beneath the boot floor, which is ideal for stowing more valuable or fragile items. This space is present because the Mokka X comes with a tyre-inflation kit instead of a spare wheel; a space-saver spare wheel is available as an optional extra.