2018 MINI Clubman Hatchback

2018 MINI Clubman
MSRP range
$24,800 - $35,900
2018 MINI Clubman


  • Excellent handling, even in the base model
  • High-quality cabin materials
  • Many customization options
  • All-wheel drive, a rarity in this class, is available


  • More expensive than similarly equipped compact hatchbacks
  • Base engine acceleration is a bit pokey
  • Not quite as fun to drive as the Mini Hardtop 4 Door

Which Clubman does Edmunds recommend?

The extra punch of the more powerful engine in the Cooper S gives it the edge over the base Cooper, and you'll notice the difference in freeway passing maneuvers. While the premium audio and keyless entry are nice features in the Premium package, they come bundled with a panoramic sunroof of which we're not fans. Fortunately, those two features can be added as stand-alone options. The Technology package is the only way to get Apple CarPlay, but it comes with other desirable features such as a larger touchscreen with navigation, plus a parking aid.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.9 / 10

The original Clubman was a slightly stretched version of the Mini Hardtop with a reverse-opening side passenger door and a distinctive swing-out tailgate arrangement. The latest-generation Clubman takes a more conventional approach to car design, though. Regular rear doors take the place of the reverse-opening one, and it's now significantly larger than the four-door Hardtop. It's 3 inches wider; it rides on a wheelbase that's 4 inches longer; and it's nearly a foot longer end to end. Predictably, these changes have resulted in a lot more weight, and the Clubman feels blunted somewhat as a result.

Yet the Clubman rides better than the Hardtop, and it will carry a lot more. Life is full of compromises, and this car is an example of that. At least the trim levels on offer don't hold anything back: You can option out a Clubman in a variety of ways to suit a variety of dispositions. At the base end, the Cooper sips the least fuel to the tune of 27 mpg in combined city/highway driving. The fastest Clubman is the John Cooper Works. But we reckon the sweet spot in the range is the Cooper S, which balances performance with value.

2018 MINI Clubman configurations

The 2018 Mini Clubman is for people who love the driving and handling characteristics of a Mini but need more rear-seat room and cargo space than the four-door Hardtop model provides. It's available in three trims that are mostly differentiated by the engine lying underhood. The Cooper and Cooper S are relatively close in price, while the John Cooper Works version is significantly pricier (though its list of additional performance items is impressive). A staggering number of styling, performance and luxury upgrades are available on all models.

Powering the Cooper is a turbocharged three-cylinder engine (134 horsepower, 162 pound-feet of torque) paired to your choice of a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. It's got a ton of standard features, including 16-inch alloy wheels, run-flat tires, automatic headlights and wipers, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, selectable driving modes, height-adjustable front seats, simulated leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding rear seat and multicolor ambient lighting. Among the standard tech items are Bluetooth, a 6.5-inch central display, smartphone app integration, a rearview camera, and a six-speaker sound system with HD radio and a USB port.

Stepping up to the Cooper S adds a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (189 hp, 207 lb-ft) mated to the six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic (steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters are optional). It also gets 17-inch wheels, dual exhaust tips, extra styling flourishes, foglights, and front sport seats with adjustable thigh support.

At the top of the Clubman range lies the John Cooper Works trim. Motivated by a more potent version of the turbocharged four-cylinder (228 hp, 258 lb-ft), this Clubman comes only with all-wheel drive. Upgrades include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, a rear spoiler, a sport-tuned suspension, keyless entry, rear parking sensors, a sport steering wheel, and simulated suede and cloth upholstery.

Though some of the available packages are trim-specific, a few can be ordered on any Clubman variant. These include the Cold Weather (auto-dimming mirrors and heated front seats) and Premium (keyless ignition and entry, a panoramic sunroof, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and, for the John Cooper Works trim, adaptive LED headlights) packages. There's also a Technology package, which adds an automated parking system, front and rear parking sensors, an 8.8-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, a head-up display, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration and wireless device charging.

Both Cooper and Cooper S can be ordered with the Sport package, which adds 17-inch wheels (Cooper only), adaptive suspension dampers, LED foglights (Cooper S only) and LED headlights. These two trims can be ordered with a Fully Loaded package, which bundles the Premium, Sport and Technology packages. The JCW Exterior and Interior packages add special design flourishes from Mini's John Cooper Works performance division.

Many of these items can be ordered individually. Other notable options include adaptive cruise control, various wheel designs (17-, 18- and 19-inch), black or white hood stripes, roof rails, a rear foglight, power-adjustable front seats (with driver-seat memory functions), a 40/20/40-split rear seat, cloth upholstery, leather and cloth upholstery, full leather upholstery, various interior trim pieces, satellite radio and a space-saver spare tire.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2016 Mini Clubman Cooper Hatchback (turbo 1.5L inline-3 | 6-speed automatic | FWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Clubman has received some revisions, including touchscreen functionality for the upgraded central display. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Clubman.


Today's Clubman is heavier than the previous model, but it didn't get enough of a power bump to offset the extra weight. Because of this, the base model isn't particularly spry. The larger 2.0-liter engine in the Clubman S and JCW would certainly provide better performance.


In casual driving, the Clubman's 1.5-liter engine is adequate. But it can feel slow to respond when quick action is required to merge with traffic. Sport mode helps, but it's still outpaced by many competitors, needing 8.6 seconds to get to 60 mph. The 2.0-liter engine should do better.


The Clubman is a stopping superstar. The brakes are smooth to operate in everyday driving and feel stable and confident under panic-stop conditions. In performance testing, the Clubman needed only 107 feet to stop from 60 mph, a commendable result considering the all-season tires.


Steering is a tricky aspect to tune and a big contributor to confidence behind the wheel. The Clubman's steering system is precise and maintains a good balance between assist and road feedback. The meaty steering wheel feels substantial in your hands.


Usually renowned for snappy, playful go-kartlike handling, this Mini seems to be dialed back for a calmer demeanor. The Clubman still responds well to initial steering inputs and exhibits impeccable balance, but the overall feel is more composed and deliberate, not eager and frenetic.


The six-speed automatic shifts quickly and smoothly, and it makes the Clubman easy to wheel around town. Our test sample's transmission exhibited some vibration when rolling to a slow stop, but we're not convinced this is typical behavior.


The Clubman offers a lot of comfort inside, with no shortage of plushly padded surfaces and more room than before for passengers to stretch out. Downsides include a slightly stiff ride and fair amounts of wind and road noise that find their way in.

Seat comfort

The seat cushions are firm but offer plenty of padding, as do the armrests. Even the simulated leather upholstery feels pretty nice. There's good lateral support and a decent amount of lumbar support, even without the upgraded power seats.

Ride comfort

The Clubman skews toward the stiff side of the ride quality spectrum, possibly due to the rigid sidewalls of its run-flat tires. But with a longer wheelbase than other Minis, the Clubman has a less busy ride than the smaller Cooper Hardtop and Convertible models.

Noise & vibration

There is a fair amount of wind noise from the mirrors and consistent road noise from the tires, although neither is overly intrusive. Particularly rough roads can transmit a rumbling noise into the Clubman's cabin.


Mini used to champion style over function, sometimes to a fault, but has since evolved its design approach with the Clubman to successfully incorporate both. The company's commitment to heritage is evident in the distinctive 50/50-split cargo-area doors, which swing outward like a cargo van's.

Ease of use

The central entertainment and climate controls are well-organized, intuitive to navigate and easy to use. The only issue we had was with the front seat belts running across the manual recline lever when buckled, which is somewhat inconvenient.

Getting in/getting out

Front-seat entry is excellent, with wide door openings and ample dash clearance for knees. It's fairly difficult to get into the rear, however, with a wide doorsill and little foot clearance because of the seat's proximity to the central pillar. This could pose problems for tall or elderly folks.


Four passengers are optimal, but five will fit without much sacrifice. Despite the dual sunroofs, headroom is generous across the board, and the front seatbacks are soft, so rear passengers have a nice space buffer if seated behind a tall driver.


With the exception of the split rear window — more a quirk than a hindrance — visibility is excellent. Folding rear headrests are clever, and the numerous large windows provide great 360-degree visibility. A rearview camera and parking sonar are optional.


Soft-touch interior surfaces, doors that seal solidly when closed, and rubberized climate control knobs that rotate with soft detents are all of palpable quality. Mini's personality remains, but it's matured and befits a luxury compact.


Storage is generous, with two cupholders in the front, four in the rear, and door pockets large enough for a 1-liter sport bottle. The cargo area measures 17.5 cubic feet, rear seats fold flat, and underfloor cargo storage is brilliantly designed. The rear swing-out cargo doors allow easy access.


The Clubman's central display is accessed primarily through a control knob in the center console, though touchscreen functionality is new for this year. The operating system, a derivative of BMW's iDrive, is easy to use and features crisp, vibrant graphics.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 MINI Clubman.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Get the S
Chris B.,01/21/2018
Owned new clubman for 6 months after deciding between Mini Cooper S 4 door, Honda Civic, Audi A3, & Honda Accord. We went with the Clubman for the handling, storage capacity in the back, ergonomic rear doors, and the allure of being part of owning a Mini. Within the first 30 days started feeling buyers remorse due to incredible sluggish acceleration and even in "sport" mode the car lacks power (lack of horsepower almost felt dangerous in traffic and especially entering highways), which made us wishing we would've paid more for the S model. We went back to the dealership to trade it in and they wanted 35% less than what we paid (we knew there would be depreciation), but the dealership elaborated that Mini halted production of the Clubman for several months because they were unsure if they should keep producing the car because customers were veering more towards Mini Coopers or Countryman models. They also said that the value depreciated because of poor demand & potentially high cost of parts. We walked hoping that we would grow closer to the car. The car has an excellent cabin-feel, handles incredibly well, and the sunroof(s) are an amazing feature that make the cabin feel much bigger. During a snowstorm the car slid off the road and the suspension got ripped apart... I firmly believe most cars would've survived the wreck, but the tiny parts got mangled from the impact. We purchased a Mini Cooper S for the handling and speed. The regular Clubman is just too boring and doesn't seem like a car that Mini wants to continue making.
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Features & Specs

21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
189 hp @ 4700 rpm
22 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
189 hp @ 5000 rpm
24 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
134 hp @ 4400 rpm
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
134 hp @ 4400 rpm
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Our experts’ favorite Clubman safety features:

Parking Assistant
Guides the Clubman into a parallel parking spot with minimal driver involvement.
Park Distance Control
Alerts the driver 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.

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More about the 2018 MINI Clubman

The 2018 Mini Clubman is a five-seat compact wagon that offers more passenger and cargo room than Mini's smaller Hardtop model yet provides 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 option 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 stand-alone features, ranging from black hood stripes to adaptive suspension dampers. We'll help you make sense of the Clubman's offerings.

The Clubman comes 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. (It's optional on the Cooper and Cooper S and 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, including 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 those for the Cooper S.

No matter how you slice it, the Clubman is expensive compared to rival hatchbacks and wagons. But 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.

2018 MINI Clubman Hatchback Overview

The 2018 MINI Clubman Hatchback is offered in the following styles: Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), Cooper ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), and John Cooper Works ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What do people think of the 2018 MINI Clubman Hatchback?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 MINI Clubman Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Clubman Hatchback 2 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 2018 Clubman Hatchback.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 MINI Clubman Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Clubman Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels including Cooper S ALL4, Cooper S, Cooper, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2018 MINI Clubman Hatchback here.

Edmunds Scorecard

Overall7.9 / 10


7.5 / 10

Acceleration6.5 / 10
Braking9.5 / 10
Steering8.0 / 10
Handling7.0 / 10
Drivability7.0 / 10


7.5 / 10

Seat comfort8.0 / 10
Ride comfort7.5 / 10
Noise & vibration6.5 / 10
Climate control8.0 / 10


8.5 / 10

Ease of use8.5 / 10
Getting in/getting out8.0 / 10
Driving position8.0 / 10
Roominess8.0 / 10
Visibility9.0 / 10
Quality9.5 / 10


8.5 / 10

Small-item storage7.5 / 10
Cargo space9.0 / 10
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