2019 MINI Cooper Clubman

Buyer's Guide

This BMW-owned brand with British heritage may have started off as a single, small car, but its German custodians have put a lot of work into turning it into a full-fledged lineup with a range of models designed to cater to a wide audience of premium compact car buyers.

Among Mini's larger offerings is this car, the Clubman, a station wagon-like take on the Mini Cooper's classic proportions whose front end looks a lot like the Cooper five-door but ends in a longer, boxier body that can comfortably carry four adults and accommodate a decent amount of cargo.

This is our favourite iteration of the modern Mini Cooper for its blend of practicality and driving fun in a vehicle that looks better than the bulkier Countryman crossover. But the Clubman is not without crossover cues: it comes with standard AWD regardless of which of three engines you choose.

The entry-level Cooper Clubman uses a turbocharged 1.5L three-cylinder making a modest 134 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. Clubman S models get a 2.0L turbo four good for 189 hp and 207 lb-ft, and a John Cooper Works (JCW) variant boasts 228 hp and 258 lb-ft. All three engines can be paired with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.

Mini opted for four proper passenger doors for this second-generation model, a nice upgrade from the weird, rear-hinged doors of the first-gen Clubman. We're less keen on the side-hinged rear cargo doors, which don't do any favours for rearward visibility and are less convenient than a traditional top-opening tailgate.

Wheel sizes are 16 inches for the base model, 17s for the S and 18-inchers on the JCW.

Mini makes you pay extra for a lot of niceties we've come to take for granted in less expensive cars, like heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control. Notable extras include a windshield defroster, a feature you won't find on the options lists for more budget-oriented compacts.

Let that serve as a reminder that you're not paying extra for a Clubman to get stuff; rather, you're buying a fashion statement (albeit a useful one) that is more entertaining to drive than your typical small hatchback.

Mini's fuel consumption estimates for automatic transmission models are 10.2/7.6 L/100 km (city/highway) for the three-cylinder, 10.5/7.6 for the Clubman S and 10.2/7.5 in the JCW.

2019 MINI Cooper Clubman Specifications

There are 3 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $28,690 MSRP
9
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
134 hp @4400 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style Wagon
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
Cooper ALL4 $28,690 5 Wagon
Cooper ALL4 134 hp @4400 rpm 162 ft-lb @1250 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
Cooper ALL4 168.3" 70.9" 56.7" 105.1"
Cooper ALL4
Cooper ALL4 N/A
Cooper ALL4
Cooper ALL4
Cooper S ALL4 $31,690 5 Wagon
Cooper S ALL4 189 hp @5000 rpm 207 ft-lb @1350 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
Cooper S ALL4 168.3" 70.9" 56.7" 105.1"
Cooper S ALL4
Cooper S ALL4 N/A
Cooper S ALL4
Cooper S ALL4
John Cooper Works ALL4 $38,190 5 Wagon
John Cooper Works ALL4 228 hp @5000 rpm 258 ft-lb @1450 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
John Cooper Works ALL4 168.3" 70.9" 56.7" 105.1"
John Cooper Works ALL4
John Cooper Works ALL4 N/A
John Cooper Works ALL4
John Cooper Works ALL4

Owner Reviews: 2019 MINI / Cooper Clubman

Average Rating

2009 MINI Cooper Clubman

by marko1973 on 08-12-2014
Fun "go-Kart" type car
I've had my 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman for 5 years. It's been such a fun car to own and drive. I've taken it all over the Canadian Prairies and it's done a family road trip to California.

It's fun to drive and looks great too!
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2009 MINI Cooper Clubman

by marko1973 on 08-12-2014
Fun "go-Kart" type car
I've had my 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman for 5 years. It's been such a fun car to own and drive. I've taken it all over the Canadian Prairies and it's done a family road trip to California.

It's fun to drive and looks great too!
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
Is this review useful?
Yes No
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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