10. Vauxhall Mokka
While it's a late arrival to the crossover party, the Vauxhall Mokka makes an impression with its chunky looks.
While it's a late arrival to the crossover party, the Vauxhall Mokka makes an impression with its chunky looks. It's based on the Corsa, but has larger dimensions, and the interior provides more space than the likes of the Nissan Juke. Boot size also impresses for a supermini-SUV, with the 356-litre space increasing to a maximum of 1,372 litres when you fold the seats. Plus, there are plenty of family friendly cubbyholes inside.
Even though it's new, the Mokka uses proven parts from the Corsa and Astra, so owners shouldn't encounter any problems. They need to choose their engine carefully, though. The 1.4-litre turbo and 1.6-litre petrol engines suffer heavy fuel consumption, so although the 1.7-litre diesel isn't very refined, it will cut your fuel and road tax bills – the greenest ecoFLEX model promises 62.8mpg economy and 120g/km emissions. No version is especially good to drive, however.
Buyers wanting off-road ability have the option of four-wheel drive on top-spec Mokka models, but these carry an even higher price. And although they don't make much difference to road tax or insurance group ratings, you don't get any improvement in towing capacity.