2018 Mini Cooper Clubman

Pros: Fun to drive; roomier than most Minis; available all-wheel drive

Cons: Quirky controls; pricey for a small car

CG Says: The 2018 Mini Copper Clubman has few changes. Rearview camera and rear parking sensors are now standard. Windshield wiper and turn signal stalks no long return to center, but stay in position when activated. Also, Apple CarPlay capability is now available. The Cooper Clubman was redesigned for 2016 and gained a door. The previous 3-door Clubman had a rear-hinged, right-side door. The new Clubman is true 4 door. However, Clubman still retains the previous generation’s dual “barn door” rear cargo doors. The Clubman is larger than both the model it replaced and the Cooper 4-door Hardtop. Compared with the 4-door Hardtop, it’s almost 11 inches longer on a 4-inch-longer wheelbase. It is also 2.9-inches wider, which permits increasing passenger capacity from four to five. (Mini also sells a similarly sized, but taller Countryman crossover SUV.) Two engines are offered. The base model has a 134-horsepower turbocharged 3-cylinder engine, while the S model is powered by a 189-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder and the John Cooper Works ALL4 has a 228-hp version of that engine. There is a choice of 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel-drive models are badged ALL4. The longer, heavier Clubman retains most of Mini’s driving-fun quotient, but has more passenger and cargo room than the Hardtop—along with a better ride. As with other Minis, the controls are quirky and can be difficult to master. The new Clubman is a good choice for Mini loyalists who need more room, but keep in mind that prices quickly escalate when options are added and can be quite high for a small car.

The Facts
Class Sporty/Performance Cars
Body Style(s) 4-door wagons
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mini
Nation of Manufacture England
Base Prices Base: $25,650
AWD Base ALL4: $27,500
S: $29,300
AWD S ALL4: $31,150
AWD John Cooper Works ALL4: $36,750

Base Engine
1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine (Base)
Horsepower
134
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-34

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (S, John Cooper Works)
Horsepower
189 (228 in JCW)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-32

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2018 Mini Cooper Clubman S
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2018 Mini Cooper S Clubman ALL4
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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