• (5.0) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $24,100–$35,100
  • Body Style: Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 24-28 See how it ranks
  • Engine: 134-hp, 1.5-liter I-3 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2017 MINI Clubman

Our Take on the Latest Model 2017 MINI Clubman

What We Don't Like

  • Dual-door hatch impairs rear visibility
  • Rear head restraints further get in the way
  • No longer zippy and go-kart-like
  • Similar money gets you 100 more horsepower in a VW Golf R
  • Hardly any safety tech
  • Not as customizable as before

Notable Features

  • Five-seat premium compact wagon
  • Split rear cargo doors
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Three trim levels, optional all-wheel drive
  • Optional moonroof
  • Available all-wheel drive

2017 MINI Clubman Reviews

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The Verdict

The Mini Clubman Cooper S is quirky and fun, but you can get a lot more in a car this size for this price.

Versus the competition

The Clubman’s growth spurt puts it in competition with lots of hot-hatch compacts, many of which offer more power, more speed and more safety equipment for the same money — or less.

The Mini brand has developed a devoted following thanks to quirky styling, genius marketing and the constant addition of new models and variants to the lineup. Selling small cars when SUVs are hot and gas is cheap is no easy task, but Mini continues to soldier on, probably in part because its cars aren't so small anymore.

Take the new Clubman, which is essentially an extended version of the four-door Mini Hardtop. It's fractionally bigger than a Volkswagen Golf,  weighs more than an Infiniti QX30 and has more cargo room than a Mercedes-Benz GLA250. This Mini isn't so Mini, which makes you wonder if it's kept the magical driving experience that early examples of the reborn brand delivered nearly 16 years ago. Does it still have the go-kart-like handling, the darty dynamics, the diminutive dimensions and the quirky design of last decade's Minis?

Clear Heritage Design

On the outside, it's easy to tell this is a Mini, as nothing else really looks like it. From the big round headlamps to the floating roof, the iconic styling of the original 1960s Mini has been updated steadily and successfully. This is the Clubman model, meaning it has four doors and a wagon-style back (or "estate" as the Brits would say). But it's not a five-door, as cars with liftgates are often called — it's a six-door, with tiny twin side-opening "barn doors" that split the rear window vertically.



Like a Volkswagen Golf R, for example, which is pretty much the exact same size inside and out and has an adjustable suspension, all-wheel drive and nearly 100 more horsepower for the same price as this loaded Clubman Cooper S All4. Or, if you can forgo all-wheel drive, a front-drive Volkswagen Golf GTI features all the benefits of the Golf R's size and shape but with better handling than the Mini Clubman — and more content, as well, for 2018.

My personal choice would be a Golf R over a Clubman, as I prefer driving fun over styling statements, but for folks who view the Mini as a fashion accessory, only the quirky will do.

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Remind me how fun driving could be again!

by Vyilmaz from Chicago, IL on December 1, 2017

I am dying to get in my Mini every morning and start my day with a quick sporty fun drive to my work. This little machine adds a little smile to my mornings. And I receive significant amount of compli... Read Full Review

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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