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Vauxhall Mokka Electric review: reliability & safety rating

The Mokka Electric fell short of full marks in Euro NCAP crash-testing, but the car does pack plenty of safety kit and features a well tested electric powertrain

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating rating

4.0 out of 5

Euro NCAPAdult protectionChild protectionSafety assist
4 stars (2021)73%75%64%

Vauxhall has never had the best track record for reliability, but the Mokka Electric does feature the now well proven electric powertrain you’ll find in many other cars made by Stellantis Group brands, such as the Vauxhall Corsa Electric, Peugeot e-208, Peugeot e-2008 and DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE. On the safety front, all versions of the Mokka (petrol, diesel and electric) were awarded four out of a possible five stars by Euro NCAP in mid-2021.

Vauxhall Mokka Electric reliability & problems

As the Mokka Electric hasn't been around for too long, there hasn’t been time for owners to report any long-term reliability issues yet. But, as mentioned above, it does share a platform and powertrain with many other electric models from Stellantis Group brands, and we’ve yet to hear of any serious reliability issues with those.

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In fact, the Peugeot e-2008 was ranked the 12th-best electric car to own in our 2023 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey. Vauxhall, on the other hand, didn’t do so well; the British brand could only muster a 24th-place finish out of 32 manufacturers. Around 24% of owners reported a fault with their car within the first year of ownership, however it’s worth considering that the majority of these faults were likely with Vauuchall’s petrol-powered models.

Safety

In July 2021, Euro NCAP released its crash-test scores for the Mokka, covering both the petrol and diesel-engined model and the electric Mokka Electric. The car was awarded four stars out of a possible five overall, with adult and child occupant protection scores of 73% and 75% overall, as well as a 64% rating for its standard safety assistance technology. The testers commented "with no AEB (automatic emergency braking) for cyclist protection, and also lacking a centre airbag, the car fails to break the five-star threshold in any area of assessment".

The Mokka Electric comes with several airbags and ISOFIX points for child seats. It also gets automatic emergency braking, as well as lane-keeping assistance and road-sign recognition. Upgrade to the SRi trim level or above and your Mokka Electric will be equipped with a 180-degree rear-view camera, adaptive cruise control and IntelliLux LED matrix headlights for improved visibility.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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