Parkers overall rating: 2.9 out of 5 2.9

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 7.3 - 8.1 mpp
Diesel engines 8.8 - 10.2 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 34.4 - 37.7 mpg
Diesel engines 43.5 - 50.4 mpg
  • All diesel models return strong fuel economy figures
  • Petrol engines aren’t bad either, save for the 1.6
  • Cheap servicing and a comprehensive three-year warranty

Unsurprisingly, it’s the diesel Mokka Xs which costs the least to run. The lower-powered 110hp 1.6-litre CDTi returns a claimed average fuel economy figure of up to 72.4mpg. Opt for the more potent 136hp version and this figure slips to 68.9mpg in the front-wheel drive manual version, 56.5mpg in the front-wheel drive automatic and 60.1mpg in the all-wheel drive manual.

As for the petrol engines, economy is predictably less impressive. The most frugal is the 140hp 1.4i Turbo, managing a claimed 47.1mpg in front-wheel drive manual form, dropping to 43.5mpg in front-wheel drive auto and all-wheel drive manual form.

Curiously, the 152hp 1.4i Turbo engines also returns 43.5mpg, despite the 12hp power hike. Least economical in the entire range is the 115hp 1.6i, managing a claimed average of 42.2mpg.

Note that Mokka X’s claimed fuel economy figures can fluctuate slightly depending on the size of alloy wheels fitted to the car.

Is it eco friendly?

CO2 emissions are a bit of a mixed bag on the Mokka X. On the one hand there’s some reasonably clean diesels – the 110hp and 136hp 1.6-litre CDTi engines produce as little as 103g/km and 105g/km respectively – while on the other there’s a collection of high-CO2 petrols.

Chief among which is the 115hp 1.6i, which as well as being the slowest and least economical engine is also the dirtiest on paper, producing 155g/km of CO2 – five more grams than the top-of-the-range 152hp 1.4i Turbo auto 4x4.

Note that, like fuel economy, the Mokka X’s official emissions figures can fluctuate slightly depending on the size of alloy wheels fitted to the car.

How reliable is it?

  • Vauxhall has reasonable reliability record in the UK
  • All new models come with three-year, 60,000-mile warranty
  • Short list of recalls, although one is for a fire risk

All new Vauxhalls come with a three-year or 60,000-mile warranty (whichever comes first), plus most of the parts and engines have been tried and tested on other vehicles in the model range.

The cabin, although not of the highest quality, feels relatively robust and should stand the test of time even under the burden of everyday family car use.

There’s only been a handful of recalls on the car, yet one in particular stands out. The now discontinued Mokka – which shares much of its components with the Mokka X – had a fire risk recall for vehicles built between April 2015 and November 2015.

This was over fears that water may get into one of the car’s control module connectors and – in an extremely unlikely worst case scenario – start a fire. However, any fault would have been promptly addressed on all affected cars, and there’s no reason to believe it would have carried over onto Mokka X vehicles.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £205
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Insurance group 7 - 18
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