Beautiful shell, smart core: Puma & Mokka in the duel of the small diesel SUVs
Ford Puma and Opel Mokka have been looking good for a long time. Now the two are also available as economical diesels. Which mini SUV is more convincing?
Puma and Mocha are not really good for four passengers
Ford Puma (2021): Garage – Presentation – SUV – Engine – Info
Ford Puma in the AUTO BILD “garage check”
In the Ford it is Space available Tidy at the front, you sit slightly higher, but lower than in the Opel, on narrow, well-shaped seats. It gets pretty tight in the rear. Minors feel at home here, folks from 1.80 meters are, however, housed rather unhappy. The collects points puma with his 456 to 1216 liters large luggage compartment with double loading floor. And below that is that MegaBox, an 81 liter waterproof tub with a drain valve. For fishing gear, rubber boots or whatever. Of the mocha offers a bit more space at the front than the Ford, you sit a little higher on more comfortably upholstered seats. It then becomes uncomfortable in the rear, here it is as tight as in the Ford. But the rear seat is mounted even flatter above the floor, taller people sit on it rather unhappily on it. The trunk swallows with it 350 to 1105 liters noticeably less than the Ford. There is a double loading floor, but no proper opening handle on the tailgate.
The Mokka’s engine pulls through much more sluggishly
Opel Mokka (2021): Test – Electric – New Presentation
The first ride in the new Opel Mokka
The Mocha shares the technology with cars like that Peugeot 2008 and the Citroën C4, also the 1.5 liter diesel comes from the PSA shelf. He delivers in the mocha 110 hp. It looks quite lively in the city, but in direct comparison with the Ford somehow foam-retarded. He responds with a slight delay, pulls through much more sluggishly. With its serene, easy-going steering The Mocha is still calm and easy to handle. But you shouldn’t hope for too much comfort, long waves are rocky, it rumbles heavily on transverse joints.
Prices: Both of them get quite expensive at the checkout
Expensive mini-SUVs: Mocha and Puma cost around 30,000 euros in the equipment tested.
© Olaf Itrich / AUTO BILD
Of the puma drives with the technology of the Fiesta and comes as an ST-Line with sports suspension. Honest skin, firm and tight, light-footed and agile. The steering delivers more feedback than the Opel, works quickly and precisely – but always a bit nervous. The gearshift is also crisper and tighter than that of the Opel. That fits 1.5 liter with 120 hp well into the picture, livelier and more powerful than the Opel, with similarly friendly manners. In terms of consumption, the Ford is ahead with 5.0 liters – the Opel allowed itself a sip more with 5.5 liters.
* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).