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2020 MINI Clubman

What’s new

  • New front-end design including new grille, headlights and foglights
  • Added standard safety equipment across the Mini lineup
  • More power and a new transmission for the John Cooper Works model
  • Part of the second Clubman generation introduced for 2015

Pros & Cons

  • 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
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2020
MINI Clubman for Sale
MSRP Range
$30,900 - $39,400
MSRP Starting at
$30,900
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$34,540
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$34,540 - $35,290

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MSRP Range
$30,900 - $39,400
MSRP Starting at
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$34,540
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2020 MINI Clubman Review

What is it?

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. The John Cooper Works (JCW) trim is the highest-performing model in the lineup.

The 2020 Mini Clubman JCW's turbocharged 2.0-liter engine gets a significant bump in power output thanks to a larger turbocharger. It now pumps out 301 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, compared to 228 hp and 258 lb-ft last year. At the same time, fuel economy has also improved, though official U.S. figures aren't yet available.

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.

Why does it matter?

The Mini Hardtop provides plenty of personality and charm but falls short when it comes to practicality. The solution is the Clubman since its longer interior better accommodates both adult rear passengers and luggage. There aren't a lot of hatchbacks being made today, and even fewer with this kind of performance and personality.

What does it compete with?

Outside of its own Mini stablemates (Hardtops and Countryman), the Clubman JCW faces off against rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf R, Honda Civic Type R and Hyundai Veloster N. Shoppers may also be interested in more conventional hatchbacks such as the Kia Forte and Mazda 3.

How does it drive?

Unleashing 301 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque could conceivably overwhelm the front wheels, but that's when the All4 all-wheel-drive system sends as much as 50% of that power to the rear wheels. You'll feel a slight tug of torque steer to the right if you stomp the gas pedal from a standstill. But it requires minimal wheel correction to maintain your intended path.

The proportioning of that power is seamless as far as the driver is concerned. Shifts are quick in automatic mode, and the Clubman gathers speed with ease. According to Mini, this new 2020 Clubman JCW will reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds, which is 1.4 seconds quicker than the 2019 model.

Switching into Sport mode sharpens throttle response and opens up a valve in the exhaust to provide an even sportier noise, though not as much as expected (noise regulations worldwide have limited this). Gear changes are also much more aggressive, bordering on overly harsh. For the typical driver considering a JCW-badged Mini, however, this harshness will likely be a welcome part of the sporty character. As expected, the upgraded brakes are up to the task of getting the Clubman slowed in a hurry. They're also consistently reliable after heavy use.

We drove the JCW on the serpentine roads around Frankfurt, Germany. Here, it proved itself in regard to handling. You can bomb into tight hairpin turns at rather high rates of speed and know that the suspension and tires will keep the Clubman stable through the curves. It's not as nimble as the smaller two-door and four-door Cooper Hardtops, but the Clubman is still plenty entertaining. The JCW's standard sport suspension is 10mm lower than the regular Clubman's. And there's also an option for adaptive dampers to give you a broader range of comfort and performance.

Unlike John Cooper Works vehicles from Mini's past, this 2020 Clubman doesn't seem quite as rough and aggressive. The ride quality isn't anywhere close to punishing, and we comfortably ticked off an afternoon of hard driving with no complaints. As a result, this JCW Clubman is far easier to live with on a daily basis.

What's the interior like?

If you've been in any recent Mini vehicle, the 2020 Clubman JCW will look and feel very familiar. The old Mini heritage styling cues are prominent, from the round gauges to the old-school toggle switches. Technology features are also identical to other Minis and feature healthy contributions from parent company BMW.

From the driver's seat, everything related to driving is well-placed within reach. The main instruments aren't as legible as we prefer, and the infotainment screen is on the small side. But the available head-up display solves that by presenting clear information right in your sightline.

The front sport seats are firm but well-contoured for comfort, and the side bolstering keeps you secure when cornering. Visibility to the sides and front is excellent thanks to the upright nature of the windows. But rear visibility is hampered by the rather short glass that is split in the middle by the Clubman's distinctive barn-door-style hatchback design. The rear seats have plenty of headroom for adult passengers, but taller occupants may find thigh support lacking on longer trips. For anyone else, the rear accommodations will be more than adequate.

Materials quality throughout the cabin is far better than most other hatchbacks and meets expectations for one costing more than $40,000. Wind noise was pleasantly abated on our drive, even on high-speed sections of the Autobahn. But tire noise was more prevalent than we prefer. On coarser surfaces, it could be downright intrusive. We'll have to see how a U.S.-spec model does once we are able to perform a full test.

The infotainment system is an adaptation of BMW's last-generation iDrive. It's easy to use and has a lot of features. Unfortunately, the dial controller is mounted too far back and too low on the center console to be comfortable to use. It forces an awkward crane of the wrist, and to look at the physical shortcut buttons, you'll have to take your eyes off the road briefly.

How practical is it?

The Clubman and Countryman are the most practical models in the Mini lineup but still fall short in some areas compared to rivals. You get 17.5 cubic feet of space behind the Clubman's rear seats. Folding them flat opens it up to 47.9 cubic feet. Both of these figures are similar to the Countryman's.

With four adults taking up seats, it may be a tight squeeze to get all of their luggage in. The dual hatchback doors make loading easy, at least. Once you tug on the handle, the right-side door swings open on its own, followed by the left side if needed. Those doors are rather thick, further limiting the available cargo space. When it comes to finding places for your phone and other personal effects, the Clubman has barely enough in the way of cupholders, pockets and bins.

Edmunds says

The 2020 Clubman John Cooper Works may be the more practical Mini, but it's still not as accommodating as its primary competitors from VW, Honda and Hyundai. That said, none of these rivals have quite the personality of the Clubman, either. In an apples-to-apples comparison, the Clubman JCW is also more expensive and, if you opt for the numerous customization features, the price gap widens further.

Consumer reviews

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Average user rating: 5.0 stars based on 1 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • fuel efficiency
  • transmission
  • comfort

Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 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.

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Features & Specs

Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD features & specs
Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$32,900
MPG 23 city / 32 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower189 hp @ 5000 rpm
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Cooper S 4dr Hatchback features & specs
Cooper S 4dr Hatchback
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM
MSRP$30,900
MPG 26 city / 34 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission7-speed automated manual
Horsepower189 hp @ 5000 rpm
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John Cooper Works ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD features & specs
John Cooper Works ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$39,400
MPG 23 city / 31 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower301 hp @ 5000 rpm
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FAQ
Is the MINI Clubman a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Clubman both on the road and at the track. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 2020 Clubman gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews) 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:

  • New front-end design including new grille, headlights and foglights
  • Added standard safety equipment across the Mini lineup
  • More power and a new transmission for the John Cooper Works model
  • 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 5-star 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. Our consumer reviews show that the 2020 Clubman gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews). 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
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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

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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 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 $33,750. The average price paid for a new 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $1,758 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 5.2% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 14 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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 $37,550. The average price paid for a new 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $2,256 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,256 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $35,294.

The average savings for the 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is 6% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 2 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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