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MINI Clubman review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs

Punchy performance and efficient engines make the Clubman an ideal family car, although residual values aren’t great

The Clubman is around £3,000 more expensive than the five-door MINI hatchback, but it’s worth remembering that the Clubman is a rival for the VW Golf, so is priced to compete with a larger class of car.

Most buyers are likely to go for the petrol Cooper or diesel Cooper D Clubman. With the petrol model returning up to 44.1mpg in claimed economy in the latest WLTP test, and the diesel managing up to 56.5mpg, they're cheap cars to run.

An eight-speed auto adds an extra to the Clubman's price and has a marginal impact on economy, so if you’re doing a lot of urban driving it may be worth the extra outlay. It’s a particularly effective unit that’s smooth and boasts quick changes.

Those after greater performance are well catered for by the Cooper S. It's powered by a 187bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, which gets from 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds and returns up to 40.4mpg, or up to 42.2mpg for the auto version.

Insurance groups

With modest power outputs and reasonable list prices, the Clubman attracts relatively low insurance groups. The range starts in group 18 for a Cooper Classic, climbing to group 27 for Cooper S models in Exclusive trim. The powerful JCW will be considerably more expensive to insure than other models in the range.

Depreciation

MINIs typically have strong residual values, but the Clubman's depreciation can vary significantly depending on how you specify it. has a wide range of. Over three years and 36k miles, you can expect the Clubman to retain between 38 to 42 per cent of its original value.

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Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £21,200

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £21,200

Fastest

  • Name
    2.0 John Cooper Works ALL4 6dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £34,250
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