2016 MINI Clubman

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$15,643–$27,591 Inventory Prices
(4.8) 6 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2016 MINI Clubman base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Cargo room
  • Backseat legroom
  • Precise handling
  • Accessible Latch anchors
  • Front seats
  • Available foot-activated power cargo doors

The Bad

  • Navigation system
  • Fuel economy
  • Firm ride
  • Rear visibility
  • Some controls inconveniently located
  • Gets pricey with options
2016 MINI Clubman exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 MINI Clubman

  • Redesigned for 2016
  • Skipped model-year 2015
  • Regular Clubman or sporty S model
  • Backseat now sits three
  • Four doors
  • Swing-out cargo doors

2016 MINI Clubman Road Test

Jennifer Geiger

The verdict: The 2016 Mini Clubman wins with its charming, quirky looks, plucky road manners and new adult-sized interior, but it lost me with its ergonomically challenged cabin and frustrating controls.

Versus the competition: The new Clubman delivers a strong one-two punch in style and driving fun, beating compact rivals such as the Mazda3 hatch, Ford Focus hatch and Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. Compare them here.

The Clubman took the 2015 model year off and returns for 2016 with new powertrains, more safety features, four real forward-opening doors and a much larger footprint. Compare the 2014 and 2016 models here.

Just to be as clear as possible when dealing with Mini's weird (but improving) model names, the Clubman is basically a stretched version of Mini's smallest coupe, called the Hardtop. The Mini Countryman is larger still and often is considered a small SUV. Current Clubman trim levels include the base Cooper and the more powerful Cooper S. I tested the Cooper.

Exterior & Styling
The redesigned Clubman still is unmistakably Mini; it wears the brand's signature bright-eyed face with large disc headlights flanking a plumped-up hexagonal grille. One of the biggest changes is not quite noticeable from the front, however. For 2016, the Clubman trades the passenger side's odd, tiny rear-hinged back door from the old model for a real door — and adds one on the driver's side, too.

In back, the Clubman looks as if it was sat on; a sloping ... Read more

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews


A big upgrade from Minis of the past

by Tientai from denver, co on December 8, 2017

I own a 2003 Mini Cooper and this 2016 Clubman. There is really no comparison between the two vehicles. While it is obvious that the size of the vehicle is different, the Clubman has a twin turbo ... Read full review


Hate to let it go!

by Jkoford from Seal beach, ca on September 25, 2017

This is such a great vehicle, hard to let it go. Exterior and interior redesign is outstanding! Color combo is cool and has lots of extra equipment that is so mini! Awesome handling and great gas ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2016 MINI Clubman currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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