2020 Mini Clubman

2020 MODEL
$30,900 - $32,900
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2020 Mini Clubman Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Tijo Tenson Content Writer Updated on: November 30, 2019


The Iconic MINI has a serious cult following. Its impressive zipping performance in “The Italian Job” left more than a mark on many people's minds. “Mr. Bean’s” ride would have never been so iconic if not for his Green and Black MINI. This British brand has always been an energetic car with its peppy performance, Go-Kart like handling, and breathtaking iconic looks.

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Pros

MINI got rid of the lackluster 1.5L Turbo I3 base engine

Refreshed Quirky styling 

Practicality and styling go hand in hand.

Well Laden interior

Updated Tech on the inside

Lots of customization options with MINI Yours

Cons

Poor rear visibility

Pricey when compared to similarly equipped competitors

No Apple CarPlay

What's New?

New Base 2.0L turbocharged Engine

New 7-Speed Automatic Transmission

Minor refresh to the exterior styling


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$30900

bodystyle

4dr Hatchback

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

189 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

207 lbs.-ft. @ 1350 rpm

transmission

7 speed auto shift manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

61.6/61.5

dimensions

wheelbase

105.1 in.

length

168.3 in.

width

70.9 in.

height

56.7 in.

curb weight

3235 lbs.

ground clearance

5.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

92.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

44.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/33 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited


Pictures

Exterior
 2020 Mini Clubman Right Side View  2020 Mini Clubman Right Side View  2020 Mini Clubman 3 Quarter View  2020 Mini Clubman Rear View  2020 Mini Clubman Front View
Interior
 2020 Mini Clubman Trunk Space  2020 Mini Clubman Rear Seats  2020 Mini Clubman Front Seats  2020 Mini Clubman Cockpit Area  2020 Mini Clubman interior

Styles

 2020 Mini Clubman in British Racing Green Metallic color  2020 Mini Clubman in Chili Red color  2020 Mini Clubman in Melting Silver Metallic color  2020 Mini Clubman in Moonwalk Gray Metallic color
British Racing Green Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.5

Interior

8.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Mini Clubman Cooper S

Cooper S

power
189hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium
mpg
30 combined

$30,900 - $32,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 7AM) Starting at $30,900 MSRP (26/30/34) 189hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I-4, Premium
7-speed auto-shift manual w/auto-manual front wheel drive 5
Cooper S ALL4 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $32,900 MSRP (23/28/32) 189hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I-4, Premium
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.7

Overall Rating


The 2020 MINI Clubman lives up to this hype. It retains the retro looks with a few mandatory modern additions and upgrades. The boring 2.5L engine has been discarded now and the 2.0L pot is the base engine. The split opening barn doors stay which is the trademark of this car.

With the power of 189 horses and 206 pound-feet of pulling force, this car is capable of running across town or cruising on the highway with ease all day long. The driving dynamics of this MINI make it a fun car to drive and drivers stay engaged all throughout. The interior is also well laid out with retro switches around the iconic circular enclosure for the infotainment system.

2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback
2020 Mini Clubman Angular Front View
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2020 Mini Clubman Angular Rear View

7.5/10
Features

 
 
 

8.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2020 Mini Clubman Features

7.5/10

MINI offers the Clubman in three distinctive trim levels. Each powered by the same engine, a potent 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 unit. It is offered in two drivetrains, the front-wheel-drive with a 7-speed auto transmission and all-wheel-drive with 8-speed auto transmission.

The all-wheel-drive variant has a slight edge over the front-wheel-drive trim in terms of acceleration and cornering. Otherwise, both configurations have the same power output at 189 horses and 206 pound-feet of torque.

Trims

Cooper S-Classic

Cooper S-Signature

Cooper S-Iconic

MSRP

(FWD)

$31400

$33900

$38900

MSRP

(AWD)

$32900

$36900

$42900

Engine

2.0L Turbo I4

2.0L Turbo I4

2.0L Turbo I4

Features

Heated Front Seats

All Classic features included/ replaces and:

All Signature features included/replace and

 

Sunroof

Dual-Zone Automatic climate control

Connected Navigation plus with Apple CarPlay capability

 

Leather Seats and Steering wheel

Front seats with adjustable thigh support

18-inch alloy wheels

 

Adaptive Cruise Control

LED Headlights and Taillights

 
 

Lane Departure Warning

LED Fog Lamps

 
 

Universal Garage Door Opener

Forward Collision Warning Emergency Braking

 
 

17-inch alloys

   
 

6.5-inch Infotainment System

   


MINI has also bundled in an array of add on features focused on creature comfort and driving aids. It helps the person choose the packages as per the needs.

Package

Signature Upholstery Package

Driver Assistance package

Touch Screen Navigation Package

Premium Package

MSRP

$1000

$1250

$1700

$2000

Features

MINI Yours Leather Steering Wheel

Parking Assistant

ConnectedDrive Services

Auto-Dimming Interior and Exterior Mirrors

 

MINI Yours Piano Black Illuminated Interior Style

MINI Head-up Display

Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information

Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirrors

   

Active Cruise Control

Concierge Services

Chrome Line Exterior

   

Park Distance Control

MINI Navigation

1-year all-access subscription

     

Wireless Charging

Power Front Seats

     

MINI Connected XL

 

Which MINI should you go for?

We would recommend you bet your money on the Front-wheel drive Signature trim which comes packaged with most of the features and gizmos to cope up with the modern world. With a price tag of $33900 it surely provides the bang for the buck. If your budget persists, then there are a few add-on packages that would help improve the comfort and assist in your driving. 

2020 Mini Clubman Engine

Mini has discarded the prodigal 1.5L turbocharged unit and replaced it with the more punchy 2.0L unit. The base engine now produces 189 horses and 206 pound-feet of torque. The power is enough for daily driving but cargo and 5 passengers would make it a bit sluggish.

It is now mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.

What's under the hood of the iconic MINI Clubman?

The 2.0L Turbo packs more punch than the 1.5L 3 cylinder. The old 6-speed manual and automatic has been discarded too and has now given way to a new smooth 7-speed automatic. It now takes care of power transmission for both the front wheel and all-wheel-drive variants. Steering mounted paddle shifters adds to the driving experience. 

2020 MINI Cooper Clubman Engine

Models

Mini Cooper S-Classic

(FWD)

Subaru Outback Premium

(AWD)

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

(FWD)

MSRP

$31400

$28895

$39650

Engine

2.0L Twin Turbo

2.5L Flat4 

2.0L I4

Transmission

7-speed Automatic

CVT

8-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

189 hp

@5000 rpm

182 hp

@5800rpm

250 hp

@5500 rpm

Torque

206 lb-ft

@1350 rpm

176 lb-ft

@4400 rpm

258 lb-ft

@1500 rpm

Volvo V60 has the most powerful engines of the lot. 250 hp puts it in a league of its own. Subaru comes in last with 182 hp largely due to the added accessories and engine setup.

How quick is the MINI off the line?

The turbocharged unit puts in a bit of excitement. The new transmission helps it propel the MINI much faster than last year’s. It takes just 5.9 seconds to cross 60 MPH. Clubman is no doubt a slow runner and it lags in this traffic. But the various driving modes help relax a bit.

2020 MINI Cooper Clubman Rear View

Models

Mini Cooper S-Classic

(FWD)

Subaru Outback Premium

AWD)

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

(FWD)

0-60 MPH

6.9s

8.7s

6.9s(est.)

Quarter mile

N/A

16.6s

15.3s(est.)

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

6.1

6.8

7.0*

MINI has improved and now ties the 6.9 seconds with the Volvo V60. Subaru again ends the list with 8.7 seconds.

How well does the Clubman handle?

MINI has crafted a beauty when it comes to handling and ride quality. The quick reactive dampers help the vehicle react cautiously thus improving driving dynamics. The firm suspension and anti-roll bars help attack corners with speed and confidence. It feels like a go-kart. There is a minimal play on smooth roads as well with the sensitivities being muffled by the suspension setup.

2020 MINI Cooper Clubman Ride and Handling

The steering is precise and is a perfect fit for a person who demands enthusiasm. The Clubman is agile for a vehicle with this much weight. It is predictable at corners because of the com[act size. This boon also makes it a bit too sensitive as it reacts to minute inputs. 

How good is the braking on the Clubman?

The braking is mind-blowing and it stops very well and quick. The brake pedal is small and the transition is smooth for linear braking. Panic braking is also controlled in spite of being sensitive. MINI promises that it will come to stop from 60 MPH in 107 feet which is impressive given the fact that runs on all-season tires. 

2020 MINI Cooper Clubman Braking

It uses a Dynamic Stability Control(DSC) in corners which monitors steering input and acceleration to determine the direction you want to go. When the vehicle starts to stray, it applies adequate brake pressure on individual brakes and adjusts the engine torque to maintain the correct line. The transmission also has a stopping mechanism in case of sudden braking which makes an abrupt noise.

Models

Mini Cooper S-Classic

(FWD)

Subaru Outback Premium

(AWD)

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

(FWD)

Brake Front (in.)

12.4

12.4

13.6

Brake Rear (in.)

11.2

11.8

12.6

60-0 MPH (ft)

107(est.)

N/A

N/A

The brakes on MINI are designed to have a GRIP. It has the best braking performance in this category with the minimal stoppage distance in this category.

2020 Mini Clubman Fuel Economy

MINI has impressed us by taking care of its shortcomings. Last year, the Clubman has very poor numbers. Now with a combined 30 MPG, it is one of the most fuel-efficient wagons. The new 7-Speed transmission plays an important role in this improvement. 

Models

Mini Cooper S-Classic

(FWD)

Subaru Outback Premium

(AWD)

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

(FWD)

MPG (city)

26

26

23

MPG (highway)

34

33

34

MPG (combined)

30

29

27

The Subaru comes close with a combined 29 miles per gallon. Volvo falls back with the least numbers mostly because of the power it produces.

2020 Mini Clubman Interior

8.0/10

Clubman is a family car with a list of creature comforts. It offers practicality and comfort in a mini package that aligns with the brand image. The Clubman manages to make you smile every time you look at it. The iconic design can be found on the inside with the huge circular infotainment display and the flip-style switches underneath it. This shows how MINI incorporates retro into modern innovation. The ambient lighting is adaptive and changes color with the change in drive modes.

How comfortable is the MINI on the inside?

MINI has impressive interior space and legroom in spite of its wacky design. The Clubman manages to squeeze in more legroom in the second row than the Standard Cooper model. The front seats have optional adjustable lumbar and thigh support. It provides ample support for moderately long journeys. But taller individuals might feel uneasy.

2020 MINI Cooper Clubman Seats

Models

Mini Cooper S-Classic

(FWD)

Subaru Outback Premium

(AWD)

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

(FWD)

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.2/54.7/41.4

40.1/58.1/42.8

37.5/56.1/42.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38/52.8/34.3

39.1/57.4/39.5

38.1/54.5/35.2

All the rivals pitch almost the same amount of passenger space. Subaru manages to be the spacious of the lot as it has the largest dimensions. Volvo is the cramped one as there is no proper space on the inside due to its design.

How quirky is the infotainment system?

The head-turner on the inside is the new 6.5-inch infotainment system which is housed in a circular enclosure. It gets all the latest gizmos to keep up with the latest innovations.

2020 MINI Cooper Clubman Infotainment

Most of the features are in add-on packages which will cost you extra. The Touch Screen Navigation package would be a good add on if you are keen on entertainment and technology.

Infotainment Features

  • 6.5-inch infotainment System
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • USB-C ports

How much cargo can it carry?

MINI provides ample cargo space for a vehicle its size. It also has an optional 60/40 split feature which helps in increasing the cargo space when needed. 

2020 Mini Cooper Hatchback Cargo Volume

Models

Mini Cooper S-Classic

(FWD)

Subaru Outback Premium

(AWD)

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

(FWD)

Cargo Volume (cu.-ft)

17.5

32.5

23.2

Subaru manages to top the list in all criteria. It has the largest boot of the lot with 32.5 cubic feet of space. Volvo V60 flaunts an impressive volume of 23.2 cubic feet respectively.

Interior Features

  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Carbon Black Sensatec Upholstery
  • Textured Dashboard
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Front Sport Seats
2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback Dashboard
2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback
2020 Mini Clubman  infotainment screen
2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback
2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback AC Point
2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback
2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback
2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback
2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback speaker
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2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback seats
2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback

2020 Mini Clubman Exterior

MINI stays true to its heritage by still keeping the retro design with a few minimal incremental upgrades. It retains the split swing-out rear doors instead of the upward liftgate. It has definitely sized up in functionality and features but still manages to look as charming as its brothers. MINI is the only retro-designed car in this segment. At 168.5 inches this is a pretty long MINI but that doesn’t hinder the driving dynamics. The swing-out tailgate doors might be funky but it hinders the rear visibility. 

2020 MINI Cooper side View

Models

Mini Cooper S-Classic

(FWD)

Subaru Outback Premium

(AWD)

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

(FWD)

Length (in)

168.5

191.3

187.4

Width (in)

70.9

73.0

72.8

Height (in)

56.7

66.4

56.6

Ground clearance (in)

5.6

8.7

5.4

Wheelbase (in)

105.1

108.1

113.1

Track width (in) F/R

61.6/61.5

61.8/62.8

63.1/63.1

Curb weight (lbs)

3235

3654

3955

Subaru is the longest of the lot with a whopping 191.3 inches. MINI actually comes in as the shortest of the lot. Subaru has built the Outback as an occasional offroader and so 8.7 inches of ground clearance. 

Exterior Features

  • Iconic Split tailgate
  • Redesigned Horizontal chrome-laden front grille
  • LED Headlamps and Taillights
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • New 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Plastic Claddings all round
  • Quirky Union Jack on the taillights
  • Heated ORVMs
2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback front
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2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback rear
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2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback back view
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2020 Mini Clubman Hatchback Side view
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2020 Mini Clubman Safety

Safety has not taken a back seat in the Clubman. MINI has not sacrificed any aspects of the body for the retro aesthetics. It has a very rigid body which reduces body torque and helps in the Go-Kart type handling. It also has 8 airbags including curtain airbags and also includes various other features as well. 

Safety Features

  • Theft Detection Radio
  • Ignition disable
  • In-Vehicle Assistance Service
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Seat belt pretensioners
  • Cornering Lights
  • Lane Departure
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning System
  • Panic Alarm

2020 Mini Clubman Competition

Subaru Outback 

Subaru Outback is a very worthy contender and a decent alternative for the MINI Clubman. Both are closely priced as well. Subaru has the largest cargo space in the segment and also comes with a spacious cabin laden with loads of standard features. The well-tuned suspension makes it a comfortable ride. It also has semi-autonomous driving technology. Handling suffers a bit as its not as precise as the MINI and neither is the performance. But overall Subaru Outback is a good bargain and we would weigh towards it too.

2020 Subaru Outback

Volvo V60 

Volvo is a premium wagon with a premium price tag. It is almost $10000 more than the MINI. The extra money bags you a more powerful engine and top of the line safety features. The seating is marginally better than the MINI. Now the question is that is Volvo V60 worth the $10000 upgrade? We would find it hard, as the MINI delivers battery for the price. MINI would be our choice as there is no questioning its bang for buck perspective.

2020 Volvo V60

 

2020 Mini Clubman Final Verdict

MINI has stayed true to its heritage and delivered a no-nonsense car that is adequately powered and handles like a Go-Kart. There is enough tech on the inside to keep up with the world. Safety has also been souped up which makes the MINI Clubman a pretty desirable car. But the Subaru Outback offers much more from the same price point. It has more interior storage and even gets a semi-autonomous driving mode which is impressive. So we would bet our money on the Jap. The MINI should be your choice only if you simply love a MINI. its quirky looks and the impressive Go-Kart handling.