2012 MINI Cooper S Clubman

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$6,548–$15,544 Inventory Prices
(4.8) 6 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2012 MINI Cooper S Clubman base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Precise handling
  • Strong brakes
  • Virtually unlimited ways to customize
  • Gas mileage
  • Turbo acceleration (S)

The Bad

  • Some controls inconveniently located
  • Not as much cargo room as some competitors
  • Premium gas recommended
  • Gets pricey with options
  • Wider turning circle than Cooper
2012 MINI Cooper S Clubman exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2012 MINI Cooper S Clubman

  • Newly available Mini Yours personalization options
  • 9.4 inches longer than Mini Cooper
  • 61 percent more cargo room behind backseat than Cooper
  • Third access door
  • Swing-out rear doors

2012 MINI Cooper S Clubman Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Mini stretched the length of its Cooper by 9.4 inches to make the four-seat Cooper Clubman. The extra length creates more legroom for the Clubman's two rear passengers, and cargo room behind the backseat is larger. There's a pair of split-opening rear doors that swing out to either side, rather than the regular Cooper's conventional hatchback. There's also a rear-hinged access door on the passenger side.

The Clubman comes in two trim levels, the Cooper and turbocharged Cooper S. It competes with sporty hatchbacks ranging from the Mazda3 to the Volvo C30.

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New for 2012
A new way to personalize your Mini debuts with the launch of Mini Yours. The list of premium options includes a two-tone leather-covered instrument panel and steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels and special seat upholstery finishes.

Additionally, the Clubman gets new standard 15-inch wheels, and it can have an optional rearview mirror with a digital compass.

Differences between the regular Cooper and the Cooper Clubman are most apparent in back, where the Clubman's rear-quarter pillars are painted in contrasting black or silver. It matches the rear bumper and, if desired, the roof. Newly optional for 2012 are body-colored C-pillars that are available for certain paint colors. The swing-out doors necessitate a split rear window, and each portion gets its own wiper.

The wheelbase is 3.2 inches longer, which helps ... Read more

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Latest Reviews


sweet ride

by WiccaMagick on January 31, 2018

Due to an unexpected accident, I found myself looking for a new to me car. After much research, I chose this car. So far it has been a good car and value. Read full review


My 2017 Mini Clubman

by Cindy.King from Myrtle Beach, SC on December 15, 2017

My Mini Clubman was a 2017 and I got it on my birthday in 2016. It’s a great car and I loved to drive it. I recently relocated and on the drive to my new home I had a collision with a very large deer. ... Read full review

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The 2012 MINI Cooper S Clubman currently has 0 recalls

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