2017 MINI Clubman

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$24,100–$35,100 MSRP range
(5.0) 7 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2017 MINI Clubman base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Quirky styling
  • Interior design
  • Entertaining handling
  • Surprising passenger space
  • Excellent manual transmission
  • Available all-wheel drive

The Bad

  • 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
2017 MINI Clubman exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 MINI Clubman

  • 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

What Is the 2017 Mini Clubman?

The 2017 Mini Clubman is a wagonlike compact that seats five. It competes with other compact hatchback models such as the Mazda3 hatchback, Ford Focus hatch and the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. Trims include the Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works. The Cooper and Cooper S are offered in front-wheel drive and All4 all-wheel drive. The John Cooper Works trim provides all-wheel drive standard.

What's New on the 2017 Mini Clubman?

For the 2017 model year, no significant changes have been made.

How Does the 2017 Mini Clubman Compare to Other Compact Hatchbacks?

The Mini Clubman's charming, quirky design and spirited performance outshines rivals like the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and Ford Focus hatchback. Its interior, however, is still lacking, with frustrating controls and a cabin that falls short when it comes to ergonomics.

What Features in the 2017 Mini Clubman Are Most Important?

The Mini Clubman is powered by a standard 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that delivers 134 horsepower and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Drivers looking to boost performance further can opt for the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine on the Cooper S, which is capable of producing 189 hp and is mated to an eight-speed automatic. Significant standard features include cloth upholstery, cruise control, air conditioning and a 6.5-inch multimedia screen. As required in all new vehicles, the Mini Clubman is also outfitted with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Significant available features include LED headlights, power front seats, a panoramic moonroof, leather upholstery, a navigation system, an 8.8-inch dashboard screen, a backup camera, adaptive suspension and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

Should I Buy the 2017 Mini Clubman?

Drivers looking for plenty of cargo space and backseat legroom will be satisfied with what the Mini Clubman has to offer. Shoppers on a budget who still want a vehicle with the latest features may want to look at other options. This model can get a bit pricey if you decide to add on extras.

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Comfort
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Reliability
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Value For The Money
(4.6)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

MINI COOPER AND S 550 MERCEDES BENZ

by LJMINI COOPER AND from COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO on March 13, 2018

THE MINI IS VERY RELIABLE, SAFE AND VERY EFFENCIENT. ECONOMINAL. A GREAT VEHICLE. I OWN TWO OF THEM WHEN I LIVED IN LONDON FOR 16 YEARS. I WOULD GREATLY RECOMMEND THIS VEHICLE FOR PURCHASE TO ALL MY ... Read full review

(5.0)

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 ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 MINI Clubman currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 MINI Clubman has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by MINI

Program Benefits

Inspection by MINI Technician, 24/4 Roadside Assistance, covered by a MINI Certified Pre-Owned Protection Plan, backed by the nationwide network of MINI Dealers.

  • Limited Warranty

    5 Years / Unlimited Miles or 6 Years Unlimited Miles

    Covers your vehicle for 1 year with unlimited miles after the expiration of the 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty. That’s coverage for up to a total of 5 years with unlimited miles from the vehicle’s original in service date. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle’s coverage up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. Every MINI CPO also comes with 24/7 Travel Protection through MINI Roadside Assistance coverage for 1 year with unlimited miles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Rigorous Inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Clubman received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker