Auto Trader verdict:
Granted, the Clubman is not a Mini in the truest sense of the word: it’s too refined, too comfortable and far too big to merit that accolade. For goodness sake, the best example is powered by a diesel engine. Even so, the Clubman’s ability to deliver a fun drive, intriguing styling and a quirky take on everyday practicality has a curious way of making its rivals look pretty dull by comparison. And for that, we can’t help but love it.