STATUS: Update looks; more power for JCW model and updated looks - The second-generation Clubman sits one rung below Countryman in size. Compared to the smaller Mini Cooper, however, the "Club" is nearly 11 inches longer, three inches wider and has a four-inch advantage in wheelbase. Its two full-size rear passenger doors are also more practical than the access-hampering single half door found on the first-gen Clubman. For rear entry to the stowage area, there are dual side-hinged "church doors" in place of a more common liftgate. Base models use a 134-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, while a turbo four-cylinder is standard in the Clubman S and John Cooper Works (JCW). It makes 189 horsepower in the Clubman S and 301 in the JCW, which is a considerable boost over the previous 228 horses. Additionally for 2020, all variants get new front and rear designs, including grilles, headlights and taillights. Mini's ALL4 (all-wheel-drive) is optional in Clubman and Clubman S, but is standard in the JCW. The engines are hooked six-speed manual transmissions, or optional automatics (six speeds for the 1.5 and eight for the 2.0).
Base price (incl. destination): $25,900
Type: Four-door wagon
Engines (h.p.): 1.5-liter I-3, turbocharged (134); 2.0-liter I-4, turbocharged (189/301, JCW)
Transmissions: Six-speed manual; six- /eight-speed automatic (opt.)
Layout: Front- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 25/34/28 (MT)
Base weight (lb.): 3,100