The 2017 Mini Clubman is a five-seat compact wagon that offers more passenger and cargo room than Mini's smaller Hardtop model while still providing the fun driving experience the automaker is known for. As with other vehicles in the Mini lineup, the Clubman's trim levels primarily relate to what kind of engine lies underhood. A number of options packages are available across all trim levels, so you can get a fully loaded Clubman with the least powerful engine, if you desire. There's also a stunning number of standalone features, ranging from black hood stripes to adaptive suspension dampers. We'll help you make sense of the Clubman's offerings.
The Clubman is offered in three trim levels: Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works. Each is powered by a different engine and offers a choice between a manual or an automatic transmission. The Cooper and Cooper S are front-wheel-drive, but if you live in a place with a lot of rain or snow you'll appreciate the availability of all-wheel drive (optional on Cooper and Cooper S, standard on the JCW).
For power, the Clubman Cooper has a turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. We think it's a fine engine for around-town driving, but Mini enthusiasts won't be blown away by its lackluster acceleration.
We think the turbocharged four-cylinder engine (producing 189 hp and 207 lb-ft) in the Cooper S is an affordable upgrade. It comes with all the Cooper's standard features, such as dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting and simulated leather upholstery. The Cooper S adds performance bits such as a dual exhaust, sport seats and an aggressive body kit.
The John Cooper Works is the most powerful Clubman available, with 228 hp and 258 lb-ft on tap and a handful of performance enhancements. These include larger wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and a rear spoiler. It's a fairly pricey upgrade from the Cooper S, though some of that is due to the inclusion of the all-wheel-drive system. On the bright side, fuel economy estimates are nearly identical to the Cooper S.
No matter how you slice it, the Clubman is expensive compared to rival hatchbacks and wagons. However, its BMW-grade interior materials and construction, sporty handling characteristics and fun-to-drive demeanor help elevate it above the rest. And while the options list is admittedly dense, the packages and features are nearly identical across the trims, so the Clubman is highly customizable. With so many options to choose from, you can ensure that your Mini stands out in the crowd. Use Edmunds' acclaimed shopping tools to configure, price and find your perfect Mini Clubman.
2017 MINI Clubman Overview
The 2017 MINI Clubman is offered in the following submodels: John Cooper Works ALL4, Hatchback. Available styles include Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). Clubman models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Clubman comes with front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The 2017 Clubman comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Review The Clubman is about the same exterior and interior dimensions as the 3 series BMW. The S has a bit less BHP than the BMW 328, but this is almost unnoticeable and has plenty of power to spare, so don't be dissuaded by the side-by-side figures. The ALL4 provides superior traction in most conditions, which provides an additional level of confidence and safety on slick roads. Although both the BMW and the MINI have run flat tires as standard equipment, MINI offers a donut spare as an option and BMW does not. I would say that the handling of the Clubman is on an (excellent) par with the 3 series, and I actually prefer the MINI. The Clubman also has a panoramic sunroof as an option. The NAV/Entertainment architecture on the MINI is very similar to the BMW i-Drive, so transitioning from a BMW to a MINI is almost seamless. Interior comfort, in my 6' 1" opinion, is actually superior in form, fit, and finish to the 3 series Bimmer, and the wagon design with folding rear seats of the Clubman is more practical than a sedan when you have stuff to load (BMW 3 series can be ordered as a wagon, but these are rare on BMW lots in the USA). MINI promotes and lends itself to some very nice individualizations (Stripes, wheels, etc.), so you can easily and economically modify the look of your MINI to make it uniquely "your own," whereas with BMW, you more or less get what you buy/lease. Gas mileage could be better, but these cars inspire sporty driving, so my mileage may be as a result of my own lead foot and not the car. Warranties and maintenance plans are comparable between the MINI brand and the BMW (MINI is owned by BMW), and the MINI service department (at least where I live) is friendly, clean, well stocked, knowledgeable, and first rate with loaner cars available for customers. All this said, I think one of the things I like most about driving a MINI is that they aren't as ubiquitous and as cliche' as the BMW brand, and it's just a hoot to drive at about $8K+ less MSRP than a comparably equipped BMW. If you enjoy driving for the pleasure of driving and don't test drive a MINI Clubman S when considering premium compact cars, then you are shortchanging yourself.
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2017 mini clubman Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 28 combined MPG 25 city MPG/34 highway MPG
2017 mini clubman Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 24 combined MPG 21 city MPG/30 highway MPG
2017 mini clubman Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 26 combined MPG 22 city MPG/32 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 MINI Clubman?
Available MINI Clubman 2017 Submodel Types: Hatchback, John Cooper Works ALL4
Available MINI Clubman 2017 Trims: Cooper S ALL4, Cooper ALL4, Cooper, John Cooper Works ALL4, Cooper S
Exterior Colors: Digital Blue Metallic, Melting Silver Metallic, Pepper White, Blazing Red Metallic, MINI Yours Lapisluxury Blue, British Racing Green Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Pure Burgundy Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Moonwalk Grey Metallic, Chili Red, Thunder Grey Metallic
Interior Colors: Carbon Black Cross Punch leather, Carbon Black Cord leather/cloth, Carbon Black SensaTec leatherette, Black Pearl leatherette/cloth, Satellite Grey Lounge leather, MINI Yours Carbon Black Lounge leather, Double Stripe Carbon Black premium cloth
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, AWD/4WD, Back-up camera, Parking sensors, Keyless Entry/Start, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Heated seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Upgraded Headlights, Upgraded Stereo, Adaptive Cruise Control, Heads up display, Power Driver Seat, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Navigation, Alarm
Engine/Mechanics: 4, 3 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, MANUAL
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required)
Drivetrains: all wheel drive, front wheel drive
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