Opel Mokka X: Good All-Rounder Or Getting On A Bit?

After discontinuing the Antara, Opel’s (Vauxhall’s) first SUV was the Mokka. It was introduced in 2012 and facelifted four years later, when it also gained the ‘X’ suffix.

Since then, the brand’s high-riding vehicle family has welcomed two other models; the slightly smaller Crossland X and the larger Grandland X.

Except for a few millimeters shaved from its footprint, the former is pretty much the same size as the Mokka X. However, the main difference between the two is that the Mokka X can be had with all-wheel drive, whereas the Crossland X has to make do with front-wheel drive only.

Also Read: New Opel Mokka X Allegedly Due In 2020 With PSA Platform, Electrification

WhatCar recently went for a spin in a Mokka X and found it not that pleasant to drive. The crossover rolls too much in corners, has numb steering and not enough grip. On the plus side, the 1.4-liter engine, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, was declared the smartest choice thanks to the quiet ride and sufficient punch.

Inside, the subcompact crossover can sit four adults quite comfortable, but five’s a crowd. Front visibility is good, and drivers shouldn’t be annoyed by the thick C-pillars thanks to the rear parking sensors.

The infotainment system is easy to navigate and pretty responsive, there are plenty of storage spaces and boot space won’t disappoint, either. So, what else did the reviewer had to say about the Mokka X? Only one way to find out.


  • Loquacious Borborygmus


  • Paul

    There’s a new one just around the corner, like 2020 or something.

  • no25

    “getting on a bit”? what does that even mean

    • Paul

      You could Google Search it but… It’s kind of like saying it’s getting a little old in the tooth.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Known as the Trax in the US, it is hated here.

    Cheap junk

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