Mini Clubman variants
Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £13,599. Borrowing £10,879 with a £2,720 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
£195.17
Fixed interest rate
12.9%
Total amount payable
£17,823.30
Cost of credit
£4,224.30
Optional final payment
£5,735.00
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

Mini Clubman buying guide

What Mini Clubman trim levels are there?

On Cooper and Cooper S versions, there are three available trim levels: Classic, Sport and Exclusive, plus a couple of limited-run special editions. Classic includes LED headlights, air conditioning, automatic wipers, emergency braking and a touchscreen with sat nav, DAB radio and Bluetooth.

Sport adds bigger wheels, deeper bumpers, sports seats and rear parking sensors. Exclusive gets leather upholstery and chrome trim. Mini likes a special edition, and recent Clubman models have included the Shadow Edition (a black-and-bronze colour scheme with geometric graphics) and the Untold (a green and gold theme inside and out with five bonnet stripes). 

Mini Clubman interior and technology

If you’ve outgrown the Mini hatchback and you’re heading towards the Clubman, you’ll feel right at home. It’s almost exactly the same inside as every other Mini, with a big screen nestled inside the circular dashboard layout. Depending on the spec and when a car was built, some Clubmans will have a sleek digital information cluster in place of analogue dials.

With BMW overseeing the Mini brand, the Clubman gets some lovely materials. There’s soft leather on the steering wheel and in other places that you’ll touch, and some cars get leather upholstery too. The majority of the buttons and switches feel solid and high-quality, and the piano-key switches might make you feel like a fighter pilot. Hey Mini, play Highway to the Danger Zone.

Mini Clubman engine range explained

(Most popular) Mini Clubman Cooper petrol

For many buyers, the least powerful Cooper model will feel more than fast enough. Its 1.5-litre engine produces 136hp and enables a 0-62mph time of around nine seconds. This engine is the most economical, offering up to 47mpg, but it still offers the sweet handling experience that the Mini brand has always been known for.

Mini Clubman Cooper S petrol

Red S badges and a bonnet scoop give away the Cooper S, which comes with a punchy 178hp 2.0-litre petrol engine. The extra power drops the 0-62mph time to a little over seven seconds. Drive it gently, though, and could see 44mpg.

Mini Clubman John Cooper Works petrol

With eye-catching red exterior trim and a mischievous noise coming from its sports exhaust, the Mini Clubman JCW certainly lets passers-by know that you’re driving something sporty. But most onlookers might not realise that the JCW has a whopping 306hp and the ability to leave many hot hatches in the dust. Four-wheel drive comes as standard.

Your Mini Clubman questions answered

The current Mini Clubman (the ‘F54’ for Mini aficionados) has been on sale since 2015, and replaced the even quirkier first-gen model – which had one door on one side of the car and two on the other. Now, there are good-sized rear doors on both sides for easier access to the rear seats, although the unusual barn doors remain at the back.

It might be sold as an estate car, but it’s best to think of the Mini Clubman as a rival to the Mercedes A-Class and BMW 1 Series hatchbacks. At under 4.3m long, the Clubman is shorter than both of those cars. The Mini has a 360-litre boot, which is nearly exactly the same as an A-Class or a Volkswagen Golf. But there’s only a very small load lip, so you shouldn’t struggle to load heavy items. All cars get split-folding rear seats for those times when you need a bigger loadspace.

Enthusiastic drivers will be drawn to the powerful Cooper S and JCW versions, but even the Cooper is fun-to-drive and offers decent performance with the best running costs in the range. Why not test-drive two different versions and see which you prefer?

The Mini Clubman doesn't score particularly well if you think of it as an estate like the Ford Focus Estate but, as a premium hatch, it's up there with the very best in class – the Audi A3 and the Mercedes A-Class. It has a lovely interior with a user-friendly infotainment system and plush materials, more space than a Mini hatch and the brand's characteristic go-kart handling feel.

It's always hard to say whether a car will be reliable, but the Mini Clubman does at least share a load of parts with various BMW cars – they're tried and tested rather than being unique to the Clubman. If you're in doubt about the long-term reliability of a Mini Clubman, consider taking out an extended warranty.

The Mini Clubman might have an unusual number of doors – six – but inside it's a very conventional five-seater. As with many cars this size, the fifth seat is a lot thinner and is only really useful for occasional short journeys.

Currently, only the range-topping John Cooper Works version of the Clubman is four-wheel drive but, on slightly older models, Cooper S and diesel Cooper SD versions were also optionally available with four-wheel drive. All other Clubmans are front-wheel drive.

Yes, a towbar can be fitted to a Mini Clubman, although we'd recommend getting an expert to fit it for you. The Clubman offers a maximum towing capacity of 1,300kg – enough for most trailers and small caravans.