Vauxhall Mokka-e reliability & safety rating
The Mokka-e 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
|Euro NCAP||Adult protection||Child protection||Safety assist|
|4 stars (2021)||73%||75%||64%|
Vauxhall has never had the best track record for reliability, but the Mokka-e 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-e, 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-e reliability & problems
As the Mokka-e 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. Vauxhall overall scored 87% for satisfaction in the 2020 Driver Power survey, but that was only enough for it to be ranked 29th out of the 30 brands covered.
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-e. 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-e 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-e will be equipped with a 180-degree rear-view camera, adaptive cruise control and IntelliLux LED matrix headlights for improved visibility.
In This Review
- 1VerdictA strong contender in the increasingly crowded small electric SUV class, the Vauxhall Mokka-e looks great and boasts a 209-mile range
- 2Range, battery & chargingWith a maximum range of just under 210 miles, the Mokka-e is ideal for those with a short commute, while 100kW charging means it can handle longer journeys, too
- 3Running costs & insuranceOnce you get past the fairly high starting price, the Mokka-e can be an affordable-to-run small SUV
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe electric powertrain may not shove you back in your seat, but it does add a level of refinement to the Mokka-e
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortIt may not feel like an electric car inside, but the Mokka-e's interior quality is still good; its infotainment system is slow, however
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityIdeal for small families, the Mokka-e offers reasonable practicality – just not as much space as some of its rivals
- 7Reliability & safety rating - currently readingThe Mokka-e 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