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Vauxhall Mokka X SUV (2012-2019) - Reliability & safety

The Vauxhall Mokka X benefits from its predecessor’s excellent safety rating

Carbuyer Rating

2.9 out of 5

Owners Rating

2.8 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

The Vauxhall Mokka X is unlikely to go through Euro NCAP’s safety assessments, but as it’s mechanically identical to its five-star Mokka predecessor, it doesn’t need to.

Vauxhall Mokka X reliability

The Vauxhall Mokka X finished 93rd overall out of 100 cars covered by our 2019 Driver Power survey, a considerable decline from its 25th place finish in 2018. Vauxhall as a brand didn't impress customers very much either, finishing 29th out of 30 manufacturers, but only 12.3% of owners said their car had had a fault within the first year of ownership. In this respect Vauxhall impresses, so the Mokka X should at least prove reliable.


A five-star Euro NCAP score is impressive enough in itself, but the original Mokka’s individual results are even more notable. A 96% adult occupant result and a 90% child occupant protection score are genuinely impressive, as is the Mokka’s 100% safety assistance result; only a 67% pedestrian protection score sullies matters slightly. While Euro NCAP has toughened up its assessments recently, the Mokka X should still do very well in the event of a collision.

All Mokka Xs come with the usual clutch of airbags, as well as mandatory systems like electronic stability control, ISOFIX child-seat mounts and anti-lock brakes. You also get – as standard – autonomous emergency braking, windscreen wipers designed to collapse in the event of a pedestrian impact, a rollover prevention system and brake lights that flash under heavy braking.

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