Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman

Pros & Cons

  • Usable backseat and cargo space compared to other Mini models
  • distinctive style and character
  • nimble handling around turns
  • cabin is finished in high-quality materials
  • lots of customization options.
  • Pricier than similarly equipped compact cars
  • acceleration is underwhelming, even with the upgraded engine.
Other years
List Price Range
$13,599 - $18,500

Used Cooper Clubman for Sale
Select your model:
See all for sale

Edmunds' Expert Review

Is a Mini still a Mini if it's not mini? In the case of the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman, we think so. It's plenty practical thanks to its four-door design, yet you'll still enjoy the same Mini charm found in other models. Ready to learn if this Brit is right for you?

Vehicle overview

There will be those who lambaste the 2016 Mini Clubman, an enlarged four-door interpretation of the Mini Cooper formula, for betraying the brand's defining principle. Indeed, one can certainly ponder whether a Mini is still a Mini if it's not mini.

The 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman ditches its predecessor's quirky three-door design in favor of four conventional passenger doors.

Yet the all-new Clubman is an understandable and appealing extension of the Mini brand: It's a larger car for Mini loyalists whose vehicle needs have outgrown the standard Cooper. The Clubman is about 10 inches longer and 3 inches wider than the four-door Cooper hatchback, and has a 4-inch-longer wheelbase. It's even bigger than what used to be the "big" Mini, the Countryman. In fact, the Clubman's exterior dimensions are slightly greater than those of the Volkswagen Golf/GTI. That translates into a much larger and truly usable backseat and cargo area, along with a more comfortable, refined ride.

Thankfully, the Clubman still boasts plenty of Mini quirkiness for those loyalists who expect toggle switches, multicolor ambient lighting, cool customization options and distinctive design details. Want to order a British Racing Green Clubman with a Union Jack roof, black hood stripes, chromed mirror caps, big 18-inch wheels, a JCW styling kit and a bunch of hand-picked interior features? Mini will build that for you, no problem. The Clubman also benefits from higher interior quality and sophistication compared to its smaller siblings.

Unfortunately, those greater dimensions also include a heftier curb weight. Although this does temper the ultra-nimble Mini handling somewhat, the bigger concerns are acceleration and fuel economy. Mini fits the Clubman with the same engines as the regular Cooper; as such, the base Clubman's 134-horsepower three-cylinder is comparatively overburdened, while the 189-hp four-cylinder in the Clubman S feels less sprightly than you might expect. Fuel economy is also unremarkable for both engines, despite Mini's historical leadership in this category.

And then there's the matter of pricing. Buyers have shown a willingness to pay a premium for a Mini, but we wonder if the brand is overreaching, as the asking price can top $40,000 for a loaded S model. While the Clubman's closest rival on paper is the Volkswagen Golf/GTI, its price range stretches into territory occupied by the higher-performance Golf R and entry-level luxury sedans like the Audi A3, BMW 320i and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. Of course, the Clubman's hatchback versatility sets it apart from those sedans, and you might find the Golf R's personality comparatively cold. But it's nonetheless unusual for a Mini to be competing against big names like these.

Overall, though, we like the new 2016 Cooper Clubman. It's a more practical and refined option for Mini loyalists who have outgrown the regular Cooper, and it's a premium, character-rich hatchback alternative for those cross-shopping outside the brand.

MINI Cooper Clubman models

The 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman is a compact, four-door hatchback (but with double cargo-van-style rear doors in place of the usual lift-up hatch). There are Cooper and Cooper S trim levels.

Standard equipment on the Cooper includes 16-inch alloy wheels, run-flat tires, automatic headlights and wipers, heated mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, driver-selectable vehicle setting modes, a height-adjustable driver seat, leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding rear seat and multicolor ambient lighting. Standard tech includes Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the Mini Connected infotainment interface (6.5-inch central display with knob and button controls on the center console), smartphone app integration and a six-speaker sound system with HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port and a media player interface.

The 2016 Clubman looks more like a wagon than a hatchback from the side.

The Cooper S has a more powerful engine, 17-inch wheels, extra styling flourishes, foglights and front sport seats with adjustable thigh support (optional on Cooper).

The options list is extensive, with many items available in both packages and as stand-alone items. This can make the purchase process confusing, but it does increase the Clubman's customization possibilities.

Highlights include adaptive suspension dampers, rear parking sensors, keyless ignition and entry, an automatic parallel parking system, adaptive cruise control, various wheel designs (17- and 18-inch), a panoramic sunroof, a rear spoiler, black or white hood stripes, roof rails, LED headlights and foglights, a rear foglight, automatic high-beam headlight control, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors and a space-saver spare tire.

Interior options include a rearview camera (bundled with rear parking sensors), eight-way power front seats (with power lumbar and driver memory functions), heated front seats, a 40/20/40-split rear seat, leatherette/cloth upholstery, leather/cloth upholstery, full leather upholstery, a sport steering wheel, various interior trims, a head-up display, satellite radio and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

There are also various functional and style accessories available, plus a few packages that include exclusive equipment. The Technology package adds an 8-inch display, a navigation system along with the rearview camera, and rear parking sensors. The JCW Exterior and Interior packages add special design flourishes from Mini's John Cooper Works performance division.

2016 Highlights

The Mini Cooper Clubman has been fully redesigned for 2016. Formerly just a stretched version of the Mini Cooper hatchback, the Clubman is now a larger four-door model that is similar in size to other compact hatchbacks.

Performance & mpg

The Cooper Clubman is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 134 hp and 162 pound-feet of torque. That power is sent to the front wheels through a standard six-speed manual transmission; a six-speed automatic is optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 28 mpg combined for both transmissions, with city/highway figures differing ever so slightly (25/35 manual, 25/34 automatic). These are slightly lower numbers than the rival Golf 1.8T puts up. Mini estimates that the Cooper will go from zero to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds regardless of transmission. If true, that would be a bit slower than average among four-door compacts (and about a full second behind the Golf).

The Cooper S has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. It, too, has a standard six-speed manual and front-wheel drive, but its optional automatic has eight speeds. Its EPA-estimated fuel economy dips to 27 mpg combined (24/34) with the automatic and 26 (22/32) with the manual. Mini says the Cooper S will hit 60 mph in 6.9 seconds with the automatic and 7 flat with the manual. Here again, the Volkswagen alternative (the GTI) is about a second quicker.


Every 2016 Clubman includes standard antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags and front-seat side airbags. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors are optional. Some common high-tech accident-avoidance features aren't available (blind-spot and lane-departure warnings, for example), but forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic braking comes bundled with the Active Driving Assistant package.


The Mini Cooper has always been defined by its nimble feel, and the 2016 Cooper Clubman has the same spirit. The low-slung driving position and chunky wheel will be instantly familiar, and so will the agile dynamics. Because of its bigger size and heavier weight, the Clubman isn't quite as quick to react as the standard Cooper, but it still turns in quickly and body roll is exceptionally well suppressed. On a twisting road, the not-so-mini Mini still inspires a confidence that few of its rivals can match.

The 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman has a nimble character on the road, but its acceleration is underwhelming.

It also feels like a more premium product than its smaller siblings. Road-going ride comfort and interior quietness, in particular, are better than anything we've experienced in a Mini before. This is actually a comfortable long-distance machine, which further validates any comparisons to luxury models.

The story under the hood is less inspiring. The turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines that so energetically get the standard Cooper hardtop models up to speed are saddled with hundreds of extra pounds in the Clubman. The result is diminished performance, especially with the base engine. On the upside, the manual gearbox has a positive, mechanical feel to it and the Cooper S's quick-shifting eight-speed automatic is nicely tuned to match the four-cylinder's broad power delivery.


The 2016 Clubman unquestionably provides the most grown-up Mini cabin to date: both literally and figuratively. The backseat has far more legroom than the four-door Mini Cooper hardtop, allowing two 6-footers to sit comfortably behind two more in the front. Its rear passenger doors are also larger, facilitating easier access.

The new Clubman's interior borrows heavily from that of the regular Mini Cooper.

The Clubman also looks and feels more grown-up in terms of its design and the materials used. There are still plenty of playful design elements, but the car's greater width allows for a more functional and sensibly designed center console than the one found in the regular Mini. In particular, the center armrest and Mini Connected infotainment controls are more ergonomic. The system itself functions similarly to BMW's iDrive, with sharp graphics and highly customizable settings, and it's pretty easy to use once you climb the learning curve.

The materials used throughout are generally of high quality and compare favorably with luxury cars like the A3 and CLA. That's a good thing, because the base leatherette upholstery is an exception to that rule, and stepping up to one of the cool leather choices is just one of many decisions that can quickly elevate the Clubman's price into luxury territory.

As for the cargo area, you access it by swinging out a pair of cargo-vanlike rear doors, because, well, it's just one of those quirky Mini things. Opening them both reveals 17.5 cubic feet of space with the rear seats up, a figure that's on the small side for a compact hatchback. But the Clubman's total of 47.9 cubes with the rear seats folded down is pretty good for this class. It's also important to note just how much more room there is compared to the two- and four-door Mini Cooper models.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman.

Average user rating: 4.8 stars
5 total reviews
5 star reviews: 80%
4 star reviews: 20%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • interior
  • value
  • fuel efficiency
  • doors
  • maintenance & parts
  • engine
  • comfort
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • lights
  • spaciousness
  • warranty
  • road noise
  • appearance
  • wheels & tires
  • seats
  • transmission
  • driving experience
  • ride quality
  • handling & steering
  • steering wheel
  • sound system
  • infotainment system
  • acceleration
  • climate control

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Love my Mini!
Morgan Wagner,
4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M)
I've always wanted a Mini but was concerned about the ability to fit everything I need for work and with a toddler in a car seat. The Clubman is the answer to all of it! It's the most fun, stylish car I've ever owned! My daughter loves all the fun interior with the rotation of ambient lights. Even my 6'2 husband enjoys driving and riding in this car. The matinance and warranty they offer can't be beat. As for safety my insurance went down because it had a better safety fm rating than my Nissan Altima. Over all I've so in love with my Mini!
5/5 stars, Better than the critics say
4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M)
I have had this for 3 months. I got the base model with the sunroof and 6 speed manual. The car listed for $27,000 and I bought it for $21,500, including a $1000 rebate. I looked at other cars such as a Civic, Hyundai Elantra, and Kia Optima and they would not discount their cars nearly as much. For the price I paid the car is a great value. It is a premium car. Come standard with 2 zone climate control, blue tooth, sirius radio, alloy wheels, premium vinyl soft touch materials. I get and average of 38 mpg on a tank with 70% high way driving and 30% city driving. I took a 1700 mile trip and averaged 42 mpg for the trip. On the 1700 mile drive, the seats were very comfortable. Much more so than our Dodge Grand Caravan or the Chrysler 300 premium I recently rented. The bluetooth is very easy to setup and the call sound quality is much better than the VW CC I had prior. The only complaint is the knob control for the radio, bluetooth, etc. is not super intuitive and takes a little to learn it. Once I learned it, it is great, but my wife, who rarely drives it, is struggling to learn it. The Chrysler 300's interface is outstanding. I am 6'4" and 300+ pounds an the car is very comfortable, more so than the VW CC or the Chrysler 300. The car is pretty quiet on the road. I feel, for the $21,500 I paid for it, it is a premium small car, unique and a great value. I change cars every 18 months (just cause I want too) and this is already one of my favorites.
5/5 stars, Exceeds my expectations!
Merissa Shelburne,
4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M)
I have never driven a Mini Cooper Clubman. I was out in the market looking for a Fiat SUV AWD. Found one at Carmax but Carmax don't negotiate on prices. I think a got a way better car with the Mini Clubman than the Fiat. The interior materials are high quality, the ambient lights fascinates me and it is a two-toned color. I really love it! It is so comfortable, turns really good and grips the road like a camaro. It even has the option to go green which is fuel efficient. It runs like my daughter's Lexus Hybrid, when you are in traffic, the engines stops like it is not running like the hybrids. You can turn it run like a sports car and you can have it fuel efficient. The trunk is spacious enough to put a lot of groceries and the door opens side by side which is so nice, nothing falling down your head. I even like the side visors, which helps a lot when the sun is so bright on my side window. Overall, the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman is the best car I ever had.
5/5 stars, Liked It More than I thought I Would!
4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M)
So, I needed a multi-purpose practical car. Mini's get expensive super fast as you put on options. I waited till end of year clearance and got a discount. That is the way to go. What has surprised me is the little 3-cylinder engine. I got the smaller engine to save money and just the FWD. I was not going to get this car (I have had 5 other Mini's) but I kayak and paddle board and no other vehicles have side open doors any more! All are lift hatches. So, I like the Mini styling and got this one at a discount. The base 3-cylinder is great around town and will even squeak the wheels. Where you lack is the top end. With only 134hp your torque and power run out in about the first third of the acceleration curve. When you are on the highway you won't get a big burst of power to pass. It is great on the low end. The cargo room is super. I love how the back doors open automatically when you put your foot under the bumper and now I don't think I could live without it. I have hands full of gear for work, groceries or kayaking stuff and it comes in handy. I love the low roof for a low throw for the kayaks and boards. The ride is amazing, the best I've experienced in a Mini. Also the sound proofing has improved a lot over earlier models. I got JCW sport seats which I might pass on the next time. I liked the style but they are a bit less comfortable for most. All weather mats, roof rack and folding seats make it a super multi-task vehicle for my outdoor activities, taking friends places and daily errands. Mileage is terrific. I get at least the low 30's on highway and high 20's in the city. My teenage nephew drove it on a family trip with my kayaks and a car full of friends and they loved it, especially the tech. So, I expected a slow 134hp, 3100lb mediocre but practical car and I have come to really enjoy it. If you have the bucks the turbo 2.0l is probably a bit nicer and you can get AWD but don't sneer at the base model. It is a good value and will do the job around town and you save many thousands compared to the top end Clubmans. I am now at the end of the lease and I have had not had one single issue with the car, nothing broken, malfunctioning or recalled.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
25 City / 35 Hwy / 28 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gal. capacity
5 seats
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Inline 3 cylinder
Horsepower: 134 hp @ 4400 rpm
Torque: 162 lb-ft @ 1250 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Length: 168.3 in. / Height: 56.7 in. / Width: 70.9 in.
Curb Weight: 3015 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 17.5 cu.ft.


Is the MINI Cooper Clubman a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2016 Cooper Clubman both on the road and at the track. You probably care about MINI Cooper Clubman fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Cooper Clubman gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg to 28 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 Cooper 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 Cooper Clubman. Learn more

Is the MINI Cooper Clubman reliable?

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

Is the 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2016 Cooper Clubman is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman?

The least-expensive 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman is the 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $24,100.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $24,100
  • S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $27,650
Learn more

What are the different models of MINI Cooper Clubman?

If you're interested in the MINI Cooper Clubman, the next question is, which Cooper Clubman model is right for you? Cooper Clubman variants include 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), and S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). For a full list of Cooper Clubman models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman

Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman Overview

The Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman is offered in the following submodels: Cooper Clubman Hatchback. Available styles include 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), and S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). The Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The Used 2016 MINI Cooper 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.

What do people think of the 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2016 Cooper Clubman 4.8 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 Used 2016 Cooper Clubman.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2016 Cooper 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 Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman?

Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M)

The Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,950. The average price paid for a new Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $9,104 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,104 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $15,846.

The average savings for the Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) is 36.5% below the MSRP.

Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,500. The average price paid for a new Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $9,618 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,618 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18,882.

The average savings for the Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is 33.7% below the MSRP.

Which used 2016 MINI Cooper 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) 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman for sale near. There are currently 4 used and CPO 2016 Cooper Clubmans listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $13,599 and mileage as low as 40469 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned 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 Used 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman.

Can't find a new 2016 MINI Cooper Clubmans you want in your area? Consider a broader search.

Find a new MINI for sale - 3 great deals out of 22 listings starting at $15,043.

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.

What is the MPG of a 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman?

2016 MINI Cooper Clubman 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
28 compined MPG,
25 city MPG/35 highway MPG

2016 MINI Cooper Clubman S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
26 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/32 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG28
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement1.5 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase105.1 in.
Length168.3 in.
Width70.9 in.
Height56.7 in.
Curb Weight3015 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2016 MINI Cooper 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
Check out MINI Cooper Clubman lease specials