Used 2017 MINI Clubman Hatchback Consumer Reviews

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Happier with my MINI than I was with my BMW 328i

John B in LIT, 12/24/2016
Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
21 of 21 people found this review helpful

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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Perfect all around every season car.

Stewy33, 02/16/2019
Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
11 of 11 people found this review helpful

56,000 miles later in the harsh winters of Wisconsin, The Mini Clubman S All4 is the perfect all around every season car. I average 33.5 MPG year round on 93 octane, with that confirmed on the pump. The green mode is great for cursing down the highway. The car has plenty of rear storage if you fold the back seats down. I was able to bring home a 55 inch TV with both barn doors shut no problem for reference. The 2.0L engine is okay... The Mini's engine is a down tuned BMW motor. (cough, cough) DINANtronics = +58HP/88TQ for the 2.0L S model installed for under $1,000. (20%+ HP gain) and trust me it is worth every penny!!! The 8 speed automatic transmission shifts so smoothly you barely know when it is shifting when you don't have your foot into it. Winter wise the All4 system (AWD) is outstanding. I tossed on a pair of Michelin iceX tires and drove to work in 2 blizzards this year. 5 inches of snow down...no problem. 6-10 inches in your way....the front splitter turns into a plow and starts stuffing the radiator opening, but she will keep going. (watch your temperature gauge!!!) My favorite feature of the car is the tire pressure monitors. My least favorite thing about the car is the front doors. They seem small and you can hit your head getting in. It is funny watching a passenger bonk their head getting in! (LOLOLOLOLOL) I loved this car so much, I had the mini factory build me a 2021 JCW Mini Clubman with 300hp+!!! I had to trade my 2017 in for it, but my dealership had to pry the keys out of my hands! Long story short, The 2017 mini clubman S all 4 was the best all around car I ever had... till I got the JCW. Now I can keep up with some proper sports cars and still have all the advantages the 2017 had.

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TJ Dinkelspiel, 01/29/2018
Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Smooth and Efficient Ride. Wide base and excellent in the snow.

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Welcome to the family little Mini

Rob, 01/11/2021
Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

AWESOME! We were looking for an add-on car to pull behind our motorhome. We had no intentions of driving it on a regular basis. After driving full-size Mini Vans, Trucks, and Suburbans for years I never expected to fall in love with this little car, but it happened. I love everything about this car. It's pretty, lots of neat interior stuff to play with, and fast, really fast! Alas, for now the 2018 Suburban and Truck and can sit in the driveway while we enjoy this little guy!

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New model=worse model

Mark, 02/22/2017
Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
6 of 13 people found this review helpful

The Clubman was redesigned for 2016. If you look around the miniusa website you'll have a hard time finding anything relating to fuel efficiency while it was very proudly displayed among the info for the previous model. It's a nice car, but one of the few perks it actually had was fuel efficiency. Now it's got a new engine(3 cylinder!) and the MPG is humorously bad. It gets 23 mpg in the city which is on par with some large sport utility vehicles but it's still a tiny car by comparison. We've had three MINI's so I'm not a MINI basher. We previously had a Clubman that got 32 mpg on the same to work routes the new Clubman gets 23 mpg. What automaker does that?? In sum, you can get far more for far less money with lots of other vehicles. The only benefits is that it looks different and you can find your car in a parking lot. We have a ALL4 base model which is not listed among the choices here.

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