Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Vauxhall Mokka X hatchback?
Most Mokka Xs will have been used in tight car parks and around town, so check the front and rear ends carefully for any scuffs or dents and the alloy wheels (where applicable) for any kerb damage. Make sure the interior’s clean and check the operation of the seats.
So far, there are few reported problems with the Mokka X, although in its previous incarnation as the Mokka there were a number of recalls based on a bolt working loose around the steering wheel, a fault with the seatbelt pre-tensioner and, worst of all, an electrical problem that could lead to a vehicle fire.
Diesel Mokka Xs are fitted with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) that will need regular long motorway blasts in order to keep it operating properly.
As far as reliability goes, the Mokka X did pretty well in our most recent survey, finishing in 10th place in the Small SUV class with a good overall score of 86%. Vauxhall as a brand finished 18th out of 32 manufacturers.