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Vauxhall Mokka review - 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.

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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 are as low as 124g/km (depending on the trim level), 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 132g/km depending on trim level.

High-mileage drivers who spend a lot of time on the motorway were well-catered for by the 1.5-litre diesel engine, but this disappeared from Vauxhall's configurator during 2022. It added 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 didn't want to go electric.

If you do, the Mokka Electric 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 and DS 3 Crossback E-Tense. It’s available in two versions, with a 50kWh battery giving it a range of up to 209 miles, which is good enough for urban driving and the occasional longer trip. A 54kWh and new electric motor boosts this to 252 miles for extra range between charges. 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

A 99bhp petrol Mokka in Design trim sits in insurance group 14, with this increasing to group 20 for the most powerful 134bhp version in Ultimate trim. The Mokka Electric sits in group 23 in Ultimate trim.

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 around £15 for cars that require the emissions-reducing fluid.

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Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.2 Turbo 100 Griffin 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £21,525

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.2 Turbo Hybrid 136 Griffin 5dr e-DCT6
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £25,295

Fastest

  • Name
    1.2 Turbo Hybrid 136 Griffin 5dr e-DCT6
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £25,295

Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

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