2020 MINI Clubman

MSRP range: $30,900 - $39,400
(3)
MSRP$36,650
Edmunds suggests you pay$31,365

Start Price Checker
1 for sale near you
Other years
MINI Clubman for Sale

2020 Mini Clubman Review

  • Excellent handling, even in the base model
  • High-quality cabin materials
  • Many customization options
  • John Cooper Works can rip to 60 mph in fewer than 5 seconds
  • More expensive than similarly equipped compact hatchbacks
  • JCW's exceedingly harsh ride
  • Restyled grille, headlights and foglights
  • More power and a new transmission for the John Cooper Works model
  • Minor revisions to available standard features
  • Base Cooper Clubman trim no longer available
  • Part of the second Clubman generation introduced for 2015

The Mini Clubman is a stretched version of the iconic Mini Cooper Hardtop. As such, it benefits from an increase in both cargo capacity and rear passenger space. Want a Mini bigger than the Hardtop but not as big as the Countryman SUV? This is your car.

It also might be your car if you're looking for performance. For 2020, Mini has given the John Cooper Works (JCW) trim a big performance upgrade. The JCW's turbocharged 2.0-liter engine gets a significant bump in power output thanks to a larger turbocharger. A new eight-speed automatic transmission, mechanical front differential, upgraded brakes and a strengthened chassis ensure the rest of the Clubman can keep up with the added power. A new grille, LED exterior lighting and piano-black trim round out the styling updates.

Overall, we like the Clubman and recommend it if you're looking for a small and sporty hatchback. Outside of its own Mini stablemates (Hardtops and Countryman), the Clubman faces off against hatchbacks such as the Honda Civic, Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf as well as small crossovers such as the Honda HR-V and Hyundai Kona. Want to know more? Check out our Expert Rating below to get our full in-depth take

EdmundsEdmunds' Expert Rating
Rated for you by America’s best test team
The Cooper Clubman John Cooper Works (JCW), which is what we tested, is the quickest and most powerful model in the Clubman lineup. It's all about performance and entertainment. But that comes at the expense of other things, including your wallet. And while it has tons of personality and respectable performance, the Clubman JCW isn't any more entertaining than the significantly less expensive Clubman S.
The Clubman JCW uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes an impressive 301 hp. At our test track, it propelled our test car from 0 to 60 mph in a rather outrageous 4.7 seconds. Using launch control, the Clubman JCW blasts off the line, cracking off shifts and even getting some tire chirp on the 1-2 upshift. It feels quick in routine driving too, with plenty of low-end torque and a response gas pedal.

Around turns, the Clubman JCW is relatively composed, but it doesn't have the go-cart feel of older Minis. The steering is heavier than you might expect, but it feels good and responsive. Even with all-wheel drive, there is a mild amount of torque steer. In general, the handling isn't markedly different or more enjoyable than that of a Cooper Clubman S.
Mini spent a lot of time tuning the suspension and handling. Unfortunately, the engineers have tuned it for performance, with no regard for comfort and refinement. The Clubman JCW is stiff. Uncomfortably so. It crashes over bumps, and potholes will rattle your teeth. The firm and oddly padded seat doesn't help much either. Yes, the bolsters do a great job of keeping you planted on winding roads, but it only compounds the ride-quality issue.

It's not all bad inside. When it's not sending shockwaves through your spine, the Clubman JCW is actually fairly quiet and refined. The turbocharged engine makes a nice-sounding growl, even if much of it is prerecorded and piped in through the speakers. The climate control works well and has air vents for the rear passengers.
Despite its minuscule proportions (pun intended), the Mini Clubman JCW is relatively spacious inside. The upright, semi-boxy design means there's plenty of headroom and shoulder room. Legroom is a bit less than what you'll find in some rivals, but it's still relatively good, especially compared to the standard Hardtop. Those upright windows help with visibility too. It's easy to see out in every direction.

The driving position is pretty good. The compact size means controls are well placed, and it's not difficult to settle into a comfortable driving position. The square doors make in and out pretty easy. It's not quite as spacious as a Honda Civic or VW Golf, but we're impressed given just how small the Clubman JCW is on the outside.
This is where you really notice parent company BMW's influence. A lot of the Clubman JCW's tech is ripped straight from the BMW parts bin. The infotainment system is basically BMW's with a colorful, Mini-themed interface. It's easy to navigate and looks a bit more premium than some rivals. Navigation and voice controls work well, and having turn-by-turn direction in our test car's optional head-up display was great. The Clubman JCW comes with Apple CarPlay, but the lack of Android Auto is disappointing.

The driver aids have been influenced by BMW too. The adaptive cruise control works well, maintaining tight gaps and holding speed up- or downhill. The lane keeping system will bounce the car between the lane markers somewhat, but overall the Clubman's driver aids are pretty refined.
The Clubman JCW's 17.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats is less than what you get from a Hyundai Veloster N, Honda Civic Type R or VW Golf R. That said, the area is low and boxy, so it's more usable than it seems. There's also a good bit of underfloor storage. The split barn-style rear doors make getting things in and out easy too. And the cargo area expands to a much more competitive 47.9 cubic feet if you fold down the seats.

Up front, there are decently sized door pockets and some small bins for your small personal items. Got small kids to take along? The rear seat is tight for installing a child safety seat, but no smaller than anything else in the class.
The Clubman JCW is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class. The EPA estimates it'll get 26 mpg in combined city/highway driving. That bests the Civic Type R and Veloster N, both of which get 25 mpg combined. We observed 28.5 mpg on our 115-mile evaluation route, so the EPA's estimates seem to be realistic.
Whether the Clubman JCW is a good value or not depends on just how big of a Mini fan you are. A base Clubman JCW starts at $40,250, but it lacks features such as adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery and even Apple CarPlay, though those can all be added on if you select one of the higher trims. Our loaded test vehicle was $48,100, significantly more than any other hot hatch around. That said, it does feel more premium than most rivals, and a lot of the cost goes toward the JCW's sporty tuning. Mini also includes three years of scheduled service and four years of roadside assistance, both better than most.
Despite the torquey turbocharged engine, all-wheel-drive traction and nimble handling, the Clubman JCW doesn't have that constant sense of fun you'll find in other hot hatches. The ride is so stiff on most roads that you spend more time avoiding potholes than you do dipping into the engine's copious torque curve.

On the upside, it oozes as much personality as its Mini brethren. It looks distinct both inside and out, and it seems to revel in all the little touches including the two-tone paint, color-changing ambient lighting and Union Jack outlines in the taillights.

Which Clubman does Edmunds recommend?

While the JCW model provides plenty of fun thanks to its powerful turbocharged engine and sport-tuned chassis, we suggest going with the base Cooper S Clubman in Signature trim. Not only will you save a good bit of money compared to the JCW, you still get a decently powered 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, optional all-wheel drive, and a solid number of standard features.

MINI Clubman models

For 2020, the Mini Clubman comes in three main trim levels: Cooper S Clubman, the all-wheel-drive Cooper S Clubman All4 and performance-focused John Cooper Works All4. Each of those is broken into three subtrims: Classic, Signature and Iconic. It's a little confusing, but the main takeaway here is that the main trims vary by powertrain while the subtrims determine what features you get.

Cooper S Clubman
The front-wheel-drive Cooper S Clubman is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four (189 hp, 207 lb-ft) paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Standard features on the Classic include:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 6.5-inch infotainment display
  • Heated front seats
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)

The Signature model includes those features, adding:

  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Keyless entry
  • LED headlights
  • Premium sound system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Adjustable suspension dampers (for a more comfortable or sportier ride)

The top-of-the-line Iconic trim adds:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Leather upholstery with power-adjustable front seats
  • 8.8-inch touchscreen navigation system with Apple CarPlay
  • Wireless device charging

Cooper S Clubman All4
The Clubman All4 generally mirrors the equipment and features of the standard Clubman but comes with all-wheel drive.

John Cooper Works Clubman All4
The JCW Clubman All4 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (301 hp, 332 lb-ft). It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Features on the Classic, Signature and Iconic trims mirror those on the Cooper S Clubman All4. Other features include:

  • JCW sport seats with cloth upholstery
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Larger brakes
  • Additional chassis bracing for improved stiffness
  • JCW-specific styling, including front and rear bumpers and a roof-mounted spoiler

There are three main option packages available for the Clubman:

  • Connected Media System package (adds remote connectivity features)
  • Touchscreen Navigation package (the Connected Media system features plus an integrated navigation system, Apple CarPlay and a wireless charging pad)
  • Driver Assistance package (traffic-adaptive cruise control, parking sensors)

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 MINI Clubman.

Average user rating: 5.0 stars
3 total reviews
5 star reviews: 100%
4 star reviews: 0%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • value
  • engine
  • comfort
  • handling & steering
  • appearance
  • spaciousness
  • fuel efficiency
  • transmission

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, My Beast
Sabetudo,
John Cooper Works ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
I absolutely love my 2020 F54 JCW ALL4. I have driven it nearly 2500 miles so far. It is very nimble in twisties and very comfortable on long rides. On a trip of 800 miles I got an average of 33mpg running in Mid (std) mode and on two of the tanks of fuel I got just over 35mpg. Note that when running in Sport and Sport Manual the fuel MPG goes down considerably but it just doesn't matter because I can't get this smile off of my face.
5/5 stars, Fast, Fun, and Fiesty
Steven F.,
John Cooper Works ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
You can easily fit four adults in this car with room in the boot for luggage, packages or groceries. However this Mini really excels when you want to have a spirited drive. Handling is spot on, the engine performs flawlessly and sounds great. There are many options you can get if you want them and don't mind paying for them. It is possible to build it out and see a price tag of around 50k but it feels worth it. The car feels solid, looks good and has many little details that you don't even notice until after driving it for awhile.
5/5 stars, Peppy and Fun!
Elizabeth ,
Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Zipping around the city on sport mode is very fun. Suspension feels tight and the car grips the road well around corners. Lots of character!

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$30,900
MPG & Fuel
26 City / 34 Hwy / 29 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 7-speed automated manual
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 189 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 207 lb-ft @ 1350 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 168.3 in. / Height: 56.7 in. / Width: 70.9 in.
Curb Weight: N/A
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 17.5 cu.ft.
PRICE CHECKER
Check a dealer's price
Bring back a dealer's quote, and we'll tell you if it's a good price!

Example Price Checker

Check your price quote
Price:
$ -
GreatGoodFairHigh

Safety

Our experts’ favorite Clubman safety features:

Parking Assistant
Guides the Clubman into a parallel parking spot with minimal driver involvement.
Park Distance Control
Alerts you as the Clubman approaches an object while backing up.
Active Driving Assistant
Keeps a set distance between the Clubman and the vehicle in front when cruise control is active.

Mini Clubman vs. the competition

2020 Mini Clubman

2020 Mini Clubman

2020 Mini Countryman

2020 Mini Countryman

Mini Clubman vs. Mini Countryman

While the Clubman is considered a wagon, the Countryman fits into the more traditional SUV mold. The Countryman is taller and slightly longer and wider than the Clubman. It does offer more rear-seat legroom, but its cargo and front passenger space is roughly equal to the Clubman's. It's fine to drive as far as SUVs go, but it's not quite as fun as the more nimble Clubman. To learn more about the Countryman, read Edmunds' long-term road test of a Mini Countryman S E Hybrid.

Compare Mini Clubman & Mini Countryman features 

Mini Clubman vs. Mini Hardtop 4 Door

The Hardtop is the modern version of the original Mini Cooper. The current model is available with either two or four doors; both are smaller than the Clubman. That means less passenger and cargo space, but it does make the Hardtop a little more nimble and light on its feet. It's also less expensive and available with a reasonably fuel-efficient turbocharged three-cylinder engine.

Compare Mini Clubman & Mini Hardtop 4 Door features 

Mini Clubman vs. Honda Civic

Honda offers the Civic as a sedan, coupe and hatchback, with the latter available in sporty Type R guise, a direct competitor to the Clubman JCW. The Civic is available with a manual or automatic transmission, though there's no all-wheel drive. The Civic is our top-rated small car thanks to great fuel efficiency, a comfortable yet athletic ride, and unparalleled utility for the class.

Compare Mini Clubman & Honda Civic features 

FAQ

Is the MINI Clubman a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Clubman both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.7 out of 10. You probably care about MINI Clubman fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Clubman gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg to 29 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Clubman has 17.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a MINI Clubman. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 MINI Clubman?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 MINI Clubman:

  • Restyled grille, headlights and foglights
  • More power and a new transmission for the John Cooper Works model
  • Minor revisions to available standard features
  • Base Cooper Clubman trim no longer available
  • Part of the second Clubman generation introduced for 2015
Learn more

Is the MINI Clubman reliable?

To determine whether the MINI Clubman is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Clubman. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Clubman's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 MINI Clubman a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 MINI Clubman is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Clubman and gave it a 7.7 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Clubman is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 MINI Clubman?

The least-expensive 2020 MINI Clubman is the 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $30,900.

Other versions include:

  • Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $32,900
  • Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $30,900
  • John Cooper Works ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $39,400
Learn more

What are the different models of MINI Clubman?

If you're interested in the MINI Clubman, the next question is, which Clubman model is right for you? Clubman variants include Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), and John Cooper Works ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of Clubman models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 MINI Clubman

2020 MINI Clubman Overview

The 2020 MINI Clubman is offered in the following submodels: Clubman Hatchback, Clubman John Cooper Works ALL4. Available styles include Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), and John Cooper Works ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A).

What do people think of the 2020 MINI Clubman?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 MINI Clubman and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Clubman 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Clubman.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 MINI Clubman and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Clubman featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 MINI Clubman?

2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

The 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,650. The average price paid for a new 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $5,285 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,285 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $31,365.

The average savings for the 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is 14.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,150. The average price paid for a new 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $5,470 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,470 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $32,680.

The average savings for the 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 14.3% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2020 MINI Clubman John Cooper Works ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 MINI Clubman John Cooper Works ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $47,250. The average price paid for a new 2020 MINI Clubman John Cooper Works ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $6,802 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,802 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $40,448.

The average savings for the 2020 MINI Clubman John Cooper Works ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 14.4% below the MSRP.

Which 2020 MINI Clubmans are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 MINI Clubman for sale near. There are currently 3 new 2020 Clubmans listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $33,900 and mileage as low as 18 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 MINI Clubman.

Can't find a new 2020 MINI Clubmans you want in your area? Consider a broader search.

Find a new MINI for sale - 7 great deals out of 13 listings starting at $10,345.

Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 MINI Clubman?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

Check out MINI lease specials