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Vauxhall Mokka-e Review 2023

The Vauxhall Mokka-e is a small electric SUV that's been battling it out in the highly competitive electric SUV market since 2020. Coming with swish looks and a good ride, the Mokka-e is suited to those taking their first steps in sustainable motoring.

Rivals to the Mokka-e include the Kia Niro EV, Volkswagen ID.3, Hyundai Kona Electric, Peugeot e-2008, and Mazda MX-30.

Our Vauxhall Mokka-e review covers:

Vauxhall Mokka-e Key Features

  • Slick exterior with a distinctive front grille
  • Comfortable interior with a good amount of kit
  • 310-litre boot
  • 100kW motor powered by a 50kWh battery pack
  • Two trims: GS and Ultimate

Vauxhall Mokka-e Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Quiet road noise
  • Lots of kit as standard
  • Good exterior style

Cons:

  • Poor rear head and legroom
  • Mediocre performance
  • Rivals offer more

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The Mokka-e follows the trend of electric vehicles looking similar to their traditional counterparts, which is no bad thing. Its exterior is sleek and futuristic, featuring bold lines, striking LED lights, and a distinctive front grille.

Inside the Mokke-e, there's a good amount of head and legroom for anyone over six feet tall in the front. It's a bit more limited in the back because of the tapered roofline, and legroom is quite poor as six-footers will find their seats pressed against the back seats. If you're going to have a full car quite often, the Kia Niro EV and Volkswagen ID.3 are roomier.

Vauxhall Mokka-e exterior

Boot space comes in at 310 litres for the Mokka-e, which can be extended to 1,060 litres with the rear seats split 60/40. There are a few nice features, such as a height-adjustable floor. However, it falls short of the Niro EV and Mazda MX-30 in both shape and size.  

Interior and Trims

The Mokka-e has a very driver-oriented cabin with a good driving position and seat; however, it comes across as a bit cheap. The materials used aren't as premium as the ones found in the Peugeot e-2008, and you also feel a bit cramped when behind the wheel. 

On the entry-level Mokka-e, you get a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster behind the wheel. The infotainment system comes with a DAB radio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth, and sat nav. Although the Mokka-e comes with a good kit, the system can be laggy and difficult to use.

Two trim levels are available: GS and Ultimate.

GS kicks off the trims with 18-inch bi-colour alloy wheels with red accents, LED lights, a heated flat-bottomed leather steering wheel, heated front seats, keyless entry/start, rear parking distance sensors, lane departure warning, driver drowsiness alter, and a panoramic rear-view camera.

Ultimate adds to this with matrix LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, a movable boot floor, driver-side power lumbar support/massage seat, and an Alcantara interior seat trim.

Power and Performance

The Mokka-e is powered by a 100kW motor that's fed by a 50kWh battery pack and is paired to an automatic transmission. The motor has a power output of 136bhp, achieves 0-62mph in 9.2 seconds, and has a top speed of 93mph.

Its official range is a combined 209 miles, which exceeds the Mazda MX-30 but falls short of the Niro EV or Volkswagen ID.3.

Although the battery is relatively small, one advantage is that it takes a reasonable time to charge. Using a 7kW home charger it takes just over seven hours, and because the Mokka-e has a charging capacity of up to 100kW, it can use a rapid charger to charge from 10-80% in just half an hour.

Vauxhall Mokka-e interior

On the road, the Mokka-e is suited to around-town cruising than back road bustling. It's quiet on the move at a low speed, and the steering is well weighted, but as you up the speed, you'll find more body lean and bumps kicking back through the wheel's rim.

The Mokka-s is up there with the best in its class for suspension. It deals with potholes and breaks in the road very well at cruising speed and is definitely more comfortable than the Kona Electric and ID.3.

You also get a choice of three driving modes, Normal, Eco, and Sport. You'll start off in Normal, which offers a combination of performance and economy. However, if you want to change it up, select Sport which sharpens the throttle response, or Eco, which returns maximum fuel efficiency using shorter shifting points.

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Vauxhall Mokka-e start from £35,655.00 OTR* or to lease from £431.14 per month.

Looking to get behind the wheel of the Vauxhall Mokka-e? Nationwide Vehicle Contracts is one of the UK's largest car leasing brokers and offers a range of leasing deals to suit your every need.

Leasing may be cheaper than an outright purchase, thanks to a low initial deposit and fixed monthly rentals.

*' On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change; always check with your nearest retailer.  

Customer Reviews

Vauxhall Mokka-e
Average Rating Based on 7 reviews
4.1 out of 5

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4.3 out of 5
Paul Vauxhall Mokka-e 100kW SRi Premium 50kWh Auto

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4.7 out of 5
Mitch Vauxhall Mokka-e 100kW SRi Premium 50kWh Auto

For the price I think this is an excellent vehicle

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4.6 out of 5
Bruce Vauxhall Mokka-e 100kW SRi Premium 50kWh Auto

Very positive but the negatives are too short a range and slow to charge

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4.0 out of 5
James Vauxhall Mokka-e 100kW SRi Nav Premium 50kWh Auto

Good handling and acceleration. Comfortable ride. Only downside is the reduction in range experienced in colder weather, almost 50% making unpractical for longer non commute journeys due to 4 hour recharge time to get back.

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4.7 out of 5
Steven Vauxhall Mokka-e 100kW SRi Premium 50kWh Auto

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3.7 out of 5
Christine Vauxhall Mokka-e 100kW SRi Nav Premium 50kWh Auto

This is generally a very comfortable and well-equipped vehicle. The cost of charging has significantly increased recently and no longer offsets the inconvenience of needing to charge, particularly when out and about. The infrastructure is just not there yet; for example, charging points not working or not enough of them. It's not like stopping for traditional fuels, in terms of the time taken. The car itself is very nice to drive, apart from the lane assist, which is terrible. You will find yourself battling with the steering, for no reason. It actually pulls the car; it's not just a warning. We now switch this off each time we drive as it can actually be quite frightening. With this switched off, it's generally a comfortable car to drive.

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2.6 out of 5
Alan Vauxhall Mokka-e 100kW SRi Nav Premium 50kWh Auto

If I could return the vehicle without any additional charges I would.

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