Should I buy one?
There is good reason for the Captur being Europe’s best-selling small SUV. With a competitive starting price, an attractive aesthetic and a flexible interior, the Captur sticks to the formula well.
And yet this updated-for-2017 model doesn’t feel quite as accomplished as its newer, fresher rivals. The variety of engines on offer feels restrictive, interior quality isn’t quite up there with its best rivals’ and the driving experience leaves us slightly cold. A practical, cheap to run small SUV, then, but one that’s also a tad underwhelming.
Vauxhall Mokka X
Renault Captur 1.5 dCi 120 Dynamique Nav S
Engine size 1.5-litre diesel
Torque 192lb ft at 1,750rpm
Top speed 112mph
Gov’t economy (official combined) 76.4mpg
CO2/BIK band 98g/km, 21%
Insurance group 15E
On sale July