Used Vauxhall Mokka X 2016-2019 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: What is it like?

Used Vauxhall Mokka X 16-present
  • Used Vauxhall Mokka X 16-present
  • Used Vauxhall Mokka X 16-present
  • Used Vauxhall Mokka X 16-present
  • Used Vauxhall Mokka X 16-present
  • Used Vauxhall Mokka X 16-present
  • Used Vauxhall Mokka X 16-present
  • Used Vauxhall Mokka X 16-present
  • Used Vauxhall Mokka X 16-present
  • Used Vauxhall Mokka X 16-present
  • Used Vauxhall Mokka X 16-present

What's the used Vauxhall Mokka X hatchback like?

The Vauxhall Mokka X is an updated version of the Vauxhall Mokka small SUV, a car that proved surprisingly popular despite it being not terribly refined nor particularly good to drive.

Changes to the front and rear styling and a redesigned dashboard were enough to warrant the addition of the 'X' moniker to the Mokka's name in 2016, but the car retains the stature of the original and a lot of its underpinnings.

Nor does the softness of the suspension reward the Mokka X with a good ride; it's unsettled over broken surfaces, especially at low speeds, and feels wallowy over speed bumps, while potholes send nasty jolts through the interior. Refinement disappoints, too, with more noise than you get in rivals.

Occupants in the front shouldn't have any problems with head, leg or shoulder room. Three adults across the rear bench would be a squeeze, but two will be fine, thanks to decent head and leg room. However, chunky pillars can make the rear feel closed in; this could be a problem for younger children and those who are claustrophobic. 

Both the Volkswagen T-Roc and Renault Captur have bigger boots than the Mokka X, and there isn't a clever folding mechanism for dropping the rear seats. You must move the seat base forward first before you can drop the back, although it will sit mostly flat when you do this. On the plus side, there's no lip to negotiate when loading up the boot.

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