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.

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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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