Vauxhall Mokka SUV (2012-2016) - Reliability & safety

The Vauxhall Mokka has seriously impressive safety credentials, but its warranty cover is only average

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

3.6 out of 5

Safety is one area where the Vauxhall Mokka really shines. With an extensive array of safety equipment and a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating, it’s not surprising to learn that it’s one of the safest cars in its class. Reliability shouldn’t be a big worry for Mokka buyers, as many of its parts are well proven in other Vauxhall models such as the Corsa.

Vauxhall Mokka reliability

Though Vauxhall hasn’t performed particularly well in our Driver Power owner satisfaction survey (it finished third from bottom in 2015), the Vauxhall Mokka performed admirably, ranking 89th out of the 200 cars rated, with overall reliability being one of its most highly praised aspects.

Indeed, overall reliability appears to be generally strong for the Mokka – the only ever recall for the car was issued in 2012 over a loose steering wheel bolt – and a majority of its components have been used time and again in various other Vauxhalls, such as the Corsa supermini. As a result, all of the major mechanical kinks should be ironed out, although there is a three-year/60,000-mile warranty as a safety net if things do go wrong.

Safety

Recent Vauxhalls have performed well in their Euro NCAP crash safety tests and the Mokka doesn’t buck that trend. In fact, it secured some of the most impressive results ever achieved by a Vauxhall in safety testing, being awarded the full five stars and securing ratings of 90% or above in the adult protection, child protection and safety assistance categories.

The abundance of safety features on the Vauxhall Mokka was one of the main reasons why the car was rated so highly – along with the standard-fare stability control and ISOFIX child-seat mounts on the outer rear passenger seats, the Mokka also comes with a good complement of airbags and emergency braking assistance as standard.

One caveat, however, is that the Mokka’s Euro NCAP test was conducted in 2012, when the testing procedure wasn’t quite as stringent as it is now. However, if more recent crash-test results in markets outside of Europe are anything to go by, the Mokka is still a very safe compact crossover.

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