Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 7.1 - 9.6 mpp
Diesel engines 10.2 - 11.9 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 33.2 - 44.8 mpg
Diesel engines 50.4 - 58.9 mpg
  • Mainly petrol-powered lineup promises strong efficiency
  • Higher-performance models emit a fair amount of CO2
  • Clubman has proven decently reliable

The Clubman’s three petrol engines are all decently efficient, but unsurprisingly it’s the sole diesel that’s the fuel economy champion. Badged Cooper D, it returns up to 56.5mpg on the combined cycle and posts low CO2 figures of just 113g/km. These are actually lower than the figures of the equivalent Volkswagen Golf diesel, making them very impressive.

The petrol models – unsurprisingly – will cost more to run and fuel. The best figures belong to the standard Cooper, which uses a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder engine with the lowest power in the range. It will return up to 44.1mpg and 127g/km.

2019 MINI Clubman rear

Step up to the Cooper S and those figures drop to 40.4mpg and 145g/km, while the JCW returns 34.9mpg and 161g/km. Again, those figures are a slight improvement on the equivalent Golf R, proving that the Clubman isn’t an exercise of style over substance.

Buying a MINI Clubman isn't a particularly cheap experience. With no really stripped-out base model, prices start from around £24,000. Begin specifying much-needed equipment, such as the larger infotainment screen, and the price soon starts to creep up. It's all too easy to spend over £30,000 on even a relatively basic model - choose the JCW and that price begins to look towards £40,000 territory. 

Reliability

MINI typically performs decently well in reliability and owner satisfaction surveys, with good customer service from a strong and wide-ranging dealer network. Plenty of the Clubman’s components are also based on tried-and-tested items from the hatchback and Countryman, too.

There hasn’t been a single recall for the Clubman since launch in 2015, which is a good sign for owners.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £240
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Insurance group 12 - 40
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