Parkers overall rating: 3.7 out of 5 3.7

Vauxhall Mokka (2021) rear view

  • Plenty of space up front, cramped in the rear 
  • Average boot space
  • Lots of storage space in the cabin

How much space is there?

The good news is that there's ample head and legroom up front, and there's also plenty of elbow room - the Mokka is a wide small car. If you're looking for more stowage areas, you'll find that the large glovebox and doorbins will take a fair amount of clutter.

Rear passenger space is a point of contention for the new Mokka, and one that's a disappointment if you're coming from the Mokka X. Head and legroom will be tight for anyone approaching six feet tall and the rear door apertures are tiny, making it tricky to get in. Most rivals are better, with the Skoda Kamiq proving the best for rear space in the class.

The shallow side window also leaves the rear seating area feeling a little claustrophobic, not good especially for those prone to car sickness. If you want to seat three in the rear, you can, but it's not advisable over long distances, although the seat is at least at a higher level than the fronts for a decent view forwards.

Boot space and storage

Vauxhall Mokka (2021) boot

The centre console has useful cubbyholes, aided by the standard electric handbrake and tiny gear selector on the automatic versions, which save space. There's a spacious storage area for mobile phones in the centre console beneath the air-con controls, too – and this can be used as a wireless charger for compatible smartphones in the Elite Nav model.

Boot space (rear seats up) is rated at 350 litres. While that’s around 40 litres more than the Vauxhall Corsa. This is enough for a weekly shop or weekend away, but anything more than that, and you'll be bolting a roofbox on. The Ford Puma, Nissan Juke and plenty others have a larger rear load area.

But it is available with a height-adjustable boot floor, which adds usability. The storage area under the false floor is well sized in its highest setting, and also means there's not much of a lip to get heavy items over.

Is it easy to park?

The Vauxhall Mokka is closely related to the Peugeot 2008, which is in turn based on the 208. So, in essence it's a supermini on stilts, and therefore perfectly designed for towns and cities. Visibility isn't bad, and the rear windscreen is deep enough to get a good view over your shoulder.

The rear-view mirrors are good, and there are options to add front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera or a 360-degree front and rear parking camera system. With any of those systems, you'll have no issues parking a Vauxhall Mokka in all but the tightest garages.

How big is it?

  All Vauxhall Mokka models
Length  4,151mm
Width (without mirrors)  1,791mm
Width (with mirrors)  1,987mm
Height  1,531mm

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Safety

  • Disappointing four-star Euro NCAP rating
  • Safety tech in line with its rivals
  • Available with adaptive cruise control

The Mokka gets a four-star rating from Euro NCAP, which puts it in line with its sister car – with which it shares a considerable amount of tech – the Peugeot 2008. That's a four-/five-star car, depending on version.

The Mokka is available with lane-keeping assist, plus adaptive cruise control, which adds considerable sneeze factor resistance on the motorway. There's Automatic Emergency Braking, which also detects pedestrians and cyclists, automatic LED headlights, wipers, traffic sign recognition, and blindspot monitoring, to alert you to people overtaking you.

Vauxhall Mokka (2021) headlights

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Vauxhall Mokka SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav

Elite Edition equipment

Elite Edition standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
Elite Edition optional equipment
None available

Elite Nav equipment

Elite Nav standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
Elite Nav optional equipment
None available

Elite Nav Premium equipment

Elite Nav Premium standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Elite Nav Premium optional equipment
None available

Elite Premium equipment

Elite Premium standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Elite Premium optional equipment
None available

Launch Edition equipment

Launch Edition standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Launch Edition optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Remote locking
SE optional equipment
None available

SE Edition equipment

SE Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Remote locking
SE Edition optional equipment
None available

SRi equipment

SRi standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
SRi optional equipment
None available

SRi Nav Premium equipment

SRi Nav Premium standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SRi Nav Premium optional equipment
None available

SRi Premium equipment

SRi Premium standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SRi Premium optional equipment
None available

Ultimate equipment

Ultimate standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Ultimate optional equipment
None available

Ultimate Nav equipment

Ultimate Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Ultimate Nav optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

The Vauxhall Mokka SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2021 and was awarded a 4 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

4 star rating
Test 2021
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 73%
Child Occupant: 75%
Vulnerable Road Users: 58%
Safety Assist: 64%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.