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Mini Clubman

£ 21,725 - £ 36,075
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Published: 13 Jan 2015
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Big new Mini aims to be less of a curio and more of a family hatch alternative

Good stuff

Distinctive looks, gorgeous cabin, proper rear doors at last

Bad stuff

Distinctive looks, safety-first chassis

Overview

What is it?

The biggest Mini ever, and a supposedly properly resolved successor to the Mk1 Clubman oddball. No asymmetric ‘Clubdoor’ opening out into traffic here – there are four conventional front-hinged doors for passengers, and still two cupboard doors at the back. It’s not the 270mm increase in length that’s the critical stat, however. Nope, it’s the 30mm width growth spurt. That betrays this is no stretched Mini Hatch, but in fact a BMW 2-Series Active Tourer wearing a Mini suit. A wider platform, more space, and a more utilitarian family car as a result. Well, that’s the idea anyway.

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Our choice from the range

What's the verdict?

The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
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