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Vauxhall Mokka-e vs Kia e-Niro: verdict and specifications

While styling is typically subjective, the Mokka-e stands out with its fresh design both inside and outside, especially against the aging e-Niro

Vauxhall Mokka-e vs Kia e-Niro

1st: Vauxhall Mokka-e Elite Nav Premium – 4.0 stars

The Vauxhall Mokka-e is an attractive, well equipped, relaxing and fun to drive compact electric SUV that rightly took the win in this test. Of course, while looks are subjective, it’s hard to deny that the Mokka-e isn’t the more desirable car of the two here, and thanks to its tech and driving characteristics, it narrowly beat out the Kia. Read our full review for more.

2nd: Kia e-Niro 39kWh – 4.0 stars

Despite the Kia e-Niro’s age compared to the recently launched Mokka-e, it remains a solid choice for an affordable electric SUV, with plenty of space and practicality over the Vauxhall. But, it’s simply not as good to drive as the Mokka-e and the e-Niro’s interior cannot match the Vauxhall’s, especially in the entry-level like our test car. Plus monthly payments through a typical PCP deal are also higher. Read our full review for more.

Specifications

Car

Vauxhall Mokka-e 50kWh Elite Nav Premium

Kia e-Niro 39kWh 2

List price/total as tested

£31,200 / £31,850

£30,345 / £30,345

Engine

Single electric motor + lithium-ion battery

Single electric motor + lithium-ion battery

Transmission

Single-speed auto / front-wheel drive

Single-speed auto / front-wheel drive

Battery capacity (total/usable)

50 / 45 kWh

39.2 / 39 kWh

Power / torque

134bhp / 260Nm

134bhp / 395Nm

0-60mph

8.7s

9.5s

Top speed

93mph

96mph

Charge time (socket/wallbox/rapid)

18hrs / 7hrs 15mins / 31mins

22hrs / 6hrs 10mins / 54mins

Claimed / predicted range 

201 / 176 miles

180 / 187 miles

Road tax / BiK rate 

£0 / 1%

£0 / 1%

Length / width / height / wheelbase

4,151 / 1,791 / 1,531 / 2,561mm

4,375 / 1,805 / 1,560 / 2,700mm

Boot capacity (seats up/down)

310 / 1,060 litres

451 / 1,405 litres

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Richard is editor of DrivingElectric, as well as sister site Carbuyer.co.uk, and a regular contributor to Auto Express. An electric and hybrid car advocate, he spent more than five years working on the news and reviews desk at Auto Express and has driven almost every new car currently on sale.

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