MINI Clubman (07 on) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
4
The MINI Clubman is a more practical alternative to the standard hatchback. It's longer and offers more legroom for rear passengers along with extra boot space.

MINI Clubman (07 on)
  • Agile handling
  • Distinctive looks
  • More practical than MINI Hatchback
  • Bootspace still limited
  • Basic equipment levels are low for the money

New price range:

£13,675 - £24,310

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Used price range:

£5,218 - £20,178

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The MINI Clubman is a more practical alternative to the standard hatchback. It's longer and offers more legroom for rear passengers along with extra boot space. It also packs some neat design touches including spilt rear doors, a dual-level boot floor and a single ‘clubman’ side door for easier access into the rear seats. But despite the extra space this is not an ideal family car – the rear is cramped and luggage room is still limited. However, it retains the exciting and engaging driving nature of the standard MINI - so it's a shame that it also shares the same miserly standard equipment tally. Alternative estates may be bigger, however for those that want a MINI but are put off by its limited practicality - the Clubman makes great sense.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying new

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Double rear doors like a van. Short wheelbase make it easy to park, Hates Petrol Stations.  

5 out of 5

Derek Tidman ,   21 Oct 2014    ... read more

 not very practical but i new that when i bought it . very easy access to boot  

4 out of 5

robert griffiths ,   21 Jan 2011    ... read more

 Good fuel economy. Car stereo and computer system fiddly to operate. Good sounding stereo. Carefull packing and you can get a lot into the car. 5 day holiday (2 adults 2 children) over Christmas...  

2 out of 5

Anonymous ,   05 Jun 2009    ... read more

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