Buyer’s guide to the 2020 Mini Clubman

Buyer’s guide to the 2020 Mini Clubman

Here’s what you need to know about this funky hatchback-cross-estate car

Mini is known for its imaginative and fun designs, and no model in its range shows that better than the Clubman. 

This funky model borders on being an estate car, and boasts cool twin rear opening doors – a completely unique feature on a car of this size. It’s also fun to drive and one of the roomiest Minis on sale today. 

A recent update also introduced a cleaner and more modern look, further standard kit and additional technology. 

It’s certainly a very appealing model, but what do you need to know about the Mini Clubman before signing on the dotted line? Read our buyer’s guide to find out. 

What engines are available?

Mini names all its engines, and there are three petrol units on offer – Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works (JCW).

So the entry option is the Cooper – a 1.5-litre petrol producing 134bhp and 220Nm of torque. Despite its modest power output, performance is decent as it can do 0-60mph in nine seconds.

Upgrade to the Cooper S brings a 175bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine, which helps to cut the 0-60mph time down to 7.1 seconds.

And the flagship is the JCW, which features Mini’s most powerful engine to date from the factory – a 302bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol that can reach 60mph in just 4.7 seconds and carry on to a top speed of 155mph. 

If you’re looking for efficiency, choose the Cooper, which can return up to a claimed 47.9mpg, with CO2 emissions of 135gkm. Both the Cooper S and JCW will be more expensive to run. 

Both manual and automatic gearboxes are offered on the Cooper and Cooper S, with the sportiest JCW only available with an auto transmission. 

What trim levels are offered?

Mini has a slightly different way of doing trim levels to most – you start with a generous list of standard kit, and then you can pick a particular ‘style’, which changes the alloys, bodykit and upholstery, for example. 

So all Clubmans come as standard with LED lights at the front and rear, automatic lights and wipers and a 6.5-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, a range of connected services and Apple CarPlay. You can then choose the Classic, Sport or Exclusive, with the JCW sitting at the top of the range. Highlights and prices of each are as follows. 

Classic – from £22,395

Classic models come with 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels (depending on engine), a grey headlining and sports steering wheel. 

Sport – from £25,495

Sport aims to bring styling from the JCW – featuring 18-inch alloy wheels, a JCW styling kit, JCW sports seats and steering wheel, along with rear parking sensors, cruise control and configurable driving modes. 

Exclusive – from £25,495

Exclusive aims to bring more luxury, adding revised 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome styling, leather upholstery and a range of bespoke ‘Mini Yours’ styling touches. 

John Cooper Works – from £35,770

JCW models add piano black styling, darkened headlights, black 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as its more powerful engine, sports suspension, red brake callipers and Torsen mechanical differential. You also get front parking sensors, a reversing camera, climate control and keyless entry and start. 

What about personalisation?

Mini has always been a brand that prides itself on personalisation and nothing has changed here with the Clubman. 

There are a range of colour and alloy wheel options available, along with the ability to personalise interior trim and leather seat colours. You can also specify bonnet stripes and choose to have the roof painted in black, white, silver or red, too. 

A range of traditional optional extras are on offer, too. These include the Navigation Plus Pack – adding a larger 8.8-inch system with enhanced services, as well as a Driving Assistance Pack bringing adaptive cruise control and additional safety technology. Other options on offer include a panoramic glass sunroof, a head-up display and Harmon Kardon sound system.

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