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Vauxhall Mokka SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2

Efficient engines help cut running costs and an EV version is available

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Every engine in the Mokka is fairly efficient in nature, mainly by virtue of being small and turbocharged, rather than any hybrid or even mild-hybrid assistance technology. This flies in the face of rivals like the Renault Captur and Honda Jazz Crosstar that are both available with a petrol and electric motor working in unison.

If you want to cut your carbon footprint further still, there is an all-electric Mokka-e for the first time, which uses a 50kWh battery giving it a range of up to 201 miles. It shares a lot with the Peugeot e-2008 and we've reviewed it separately.

Vauxhall Mokka MPG & CO2

The petrol Mokka is fitted with a three-cylinder 1.2-litre turbocharged engine returning up to 51.4mpg, regardless of its power output. CO2 emissions span from 125-127g/km, so company-car drivers will find it sits in the middle of the Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) bandings table. It's also available with an optional automatic gearbox, which only has a minimal effect on running costs. Fuel economy drops to 47.9mpg while emissions creep up to 137g/km depending on trim level.

High-mileage drivers who spend a lot of time on the motorway will be well-catered for by the 1.5-litre diesel engine. It adds almost £2,000 to the price, though, which could pay for a lot of fuel. Efficiency climbs to 65.7mpg, while emissions of 114-116g/km place the diesel Mokka in the lowest BiK band in the range if you don't want to go electric.

If you do, the Mokka-e is the first electric version of Vauxhall's popular small SUV to hit the streets, and it shares a lot with the Peugeot e-2008. Its 50kWh battery gives it a range of up to 201 miles, which is good enough for urban driving, and the occasional longer trip. Charging takes around 7.5 hours using a home wallbox, while a public 100kW rapid charger can take the battery from 15-80% in 30 minutes.  

Insurance groups

Choose a 99bhp petrol Mokka in SE trim and it sits in insurance group 13 out of 50. This increases to group 20 for the 128bhp version in the sporty SRi trim, while the Ultimate Nav trim with the same power but an automatic gearbox, somewhat strangely, is one group lower. The diesel SE trim could prove slightly more costly to insure than the equivalent petrol, sitting in group 19.

Warranty

Like all Vauxhall models, the Mokka comes with a three-year or 60,000-mile warranty. This is on a par with major rivals like Ford and Volkswagen, but by no means the most generous available. Hyundai and Toyota offer a five-year warranty, while Kia and SsangYong provide seven years of free cover. Buyers can upgrade to a Vauxhall Care package for an additional cost, including three years of servicing, two years of roadside assistance (on top of the standard free first year) and a free first MOT.

Servicing

Petrol models require a service after 12,500 miles or one year, whichever comes sooner. The diesel extends this to every 20,000 miles or each year. Vauxhall offers free membership to the 'Vauxhall Service Club', with perks including 15% off the price of accessories, parts and labour. AdBlue refills also cost £14.99 for cars that require the emissions-reducing fluid. 

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