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The Top Gear car review:Vauxhall Mokka

Overall verdict
There are many good mini-SUVs on the market. The Mokka isn’t one of them. We advise a trip to a Skoda dealership.


Erm, unmistakable looks? We're struggling


Noisy, average to drive, not a Yeti


What is it?

Vauxhall’s first foray into the mini-SUV market, one currently dominated by the Skoda Yeti and Nissan’s Juke and Qashqai. The Mokka falls somewhere between the latter two in terms of size, and serves up a high-riding driving position and styling optimistically described as ‘chunky’.

Like the Qashqai, it’s available in two- and four-wheel drive, the latter offering enough off-road performance to conquer a muddy field or two, which we suspect will be about the extent of the Mokka’s non-tarmac follies. There’s an entry-level 1.6-litre petrol, a fizzier 1.4-litre turbo petrol and a single diesel offering: Vauxhall’s familiar 1.7-litre CDTi developing 130bhp.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The cheapest
1.4T Tech Line 5dr Auto [Start Stop]
149g/km 140 £17,929
The greenest
1.4T Exclusiv 5dr Auto [Start Stop]
149g/km 140 £19,929
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