Vauxhall Mokka review - high on kit, low on thrills - MPG and running costs

Vauxhall Mokka sells well but key rivals are better

Evo rating
Price
from £17,590
  • Roomy, well-built, quiet 'Whisper Diesel' engine
  • Poor ride, inert steering, noisy petrol engines, can be pricey

MPG and running costs

A commendable set of stats here, although naturally it’s the diesels which turn in the best figures. Fitting the automatic gearbox (£915 petrol, £1005 diesels) or all-wheel drive (£1720 petrol, £1700 diesels) does harm emissions and economy on all models, so consider these options carefully. All manual Mokkas have start-stop, while the EcoFlex 1.6 CDTi model uses low rolling resistance tyres and other eco tricks like a longer final drive to trim consumption even further.

So, the 1.6 petrol does 41.5mpg combined and emits 159g/km, while the 1.4 returns anything between 40.9- and 45.6mpg and has emissions rated at 145- to 160g/km. The 1.7 diesel achieves between 53.3- and 62.8mpg and 120-139g/km CO2, the 1.6 CDTi 55.4-65.7mpg and 114-134g/km; these best figures for the 1.6 are the manual front-wheel drive, which the EcoFlex manages to improve to 68.9mpg and 109g/km, which’ll at least save £10 a year on VED. Better still, wait for the Mokka X - the 108bhp CDTi with a six-speed manual gearbox claims up to 72.4mpg and CO2 of 103g/km.

The Vauxhall warranty is now 60,000 miles/three years, fixed price servicing is available, the Mokka is in insurance groups 5-14 and BIK runs from 19 to 27 per cent. Vauxhall also does flexible PCP deals, which can be had from as little as £199 per month on the 1.4i Turbo Exclusiv Start&Stop.

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