Mini Cooper Clubman
Mini Cooper Clubman
Mini Cooper Clubman

2020 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 2020 Mini Cooper Clubman has revised front-end styling and drops its base 3-cylinder engine. The S model loses its manual transmission and swaps its 8-speed automatic transmission for a 7-speed automated-manual. The John Cooper Works model also loses its manual transmission, but it gets a big power boost with horsepower increasing from 228 to 301. 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 S model has a 189-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder and the John Cooper Works ALL4 also has a 2.0-liter turbo four, but it is a 301-hp engine. Front-wheel drive is standard on the S and all-wheel-drive, badged ALL4, is optional. All-wheel drive is standard on John Cooper Works. 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 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 S: $31,750
AWD S ALL4: $33,750
AWD John Cooper Works ALL4: $40,750

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (S)
Horsepower
189
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23-26
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32-34

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (John Cooper Works)
Horsepower
301
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31

Mini Cooper Clubman John Cooper Works
2020 Mini Cooper Clubman John Cooper Works
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
0%

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