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MINI Clubman Cooper S estate (2007 – ) expert review

Read the MINI Clubman Cooper S estate (2007 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.

Words by: Last updated: 28th October 2014
The Auto Trader expert verdict: ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.3
The MINI Clubman adds practicality to the much-loved MINI range, while retaining all the driveability of its smaller brother

Pros

  • Great looks
  • Rewarding drive
  • Low running costs

Cons

  • Fiddly, awkward switchgear
  • Expensive options
  • Unclear dials
Best on a budget
Clubman One 1.6
The base Clubman still delivers that essential MINI feeling
Best-seller
Clubman Cooper D 1.6
The Cooper D’s frugality makes it a winner
Blow the budget
Chilli John Cooper Works 1.6
The ultimate MINI Clubman with all the Cooper kit

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Exterior

From the front, the Clubman looks like any other
MINI – curvy and cheeky, but on the driver’s side and rear, it’s all about those doors. The rear ‘barn-style’ doors are real headturners, while the Clubman’s other party piece – the rear opening ’suicide door’ gets overlooked – until it’s opened. The Clubman is evocative of the classic Mini Traveller, with its flat side window line, and boxy rear end and takes retro-cool to a new level.

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