MINI Clubman Leasing
Top 3 Features
A small estate version of the popular MINI hatchback.
Strong performance from turbocharged petrol engines.
Retains the quirky styling and fun-to-drive nature of the hatch.
Why Lease A MINI Clubman?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
As this is an estate version of the MINI, greater practicality than the hatchbacks is expected and it largely delivers. Boot capacity is 360 litres, which is well up on the 3-door hatchback’s 211-litre figure, but some way short of what you’ll get in a typical midsize family estate car like the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer (540 litres). The twin ‘barn doors’ used to access the boot are unusual, but actually very effective in offering a wide, unobstructed boot opening. Just remember you always need to close the left-hand one before the right-hand one!
The MINI Clubman should be affordable to run – especially in entry-level Cooper form, which can return up to 47mpg if driven gently. The more powerful Cooper S maxes out at 42mpg, so the difference isn’t huge, particularly if you’re not racking up mega mileage. The range-topping JCW can theoretically manage 38mpg, but it’s likely you’ll be having so much fun driving it fast that you probably won’t quite hit that number. Unfortunately for those looking for the very lowest running costs, the Clubman isn’t available with electric power (like the 3-door) or as a plug-in hybrid (like the Countryman).
MINI Clubman EstateThe Clubman is effectively MINI’s name for an estate car, so it’s not surprising to find it’s offered in just the 1 estate bodystyle. Although interestingly it’s a 6-door, not a 5-door, as there’s a pair of ‘barn doors’ at the back to access the boot.
High Performance ModelsFans of fast estate cars will be delighted to learn you can lease a MINI Clubman John Cooper Works (JCW for short). This racy variant of the MINI packs a 306hp power output for a sub-5-second 0-62mph time. It also gets upgraded suspension for thrilling handling, but be warned the ride is pretty harsh over a bumpy road.
The MINI Clubman Vs Competitors
All MINIs these days are built with technology and platforms from the BMW Group, so everything should be pretty dependable and high quality. Owners have backed up this impression, rating the brand’s cars highly in major industry customer satisfaction surveys.
The Clubman can take 360 litres of luggage with all seats in place, rising to 1250 litres if you fold down the back seats.
The range starts with the Classic, while the Sport and Exclusive are effectively parallel trim levels – the Sport unsurprisingly goes for a sporty look while the Exclusive prioritises style and luxury. The JCW is the range-topping high-performance model.
Yes, parking sensors are standard across the range, which is handy for quite a long car like this.
It’s more practical than the MINI hatchback models, but not quite as spacious inside as a more conventional family-hatchback-based estate car like the Skoda Octavia Estate or SEAT Leon ST.
Leasing a MINI is a very popular choice, because they combine head-turning looks, a cheeky ‘Cool Britannia’ character and excellent handling, as well as being reasonably practical and affordable to run. In short, they’re superb all-rounders – and the Clubman is even more so thanks to its estate body shape.
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