The 2021 Mini Cooper S Clubman is a cheeky hatchback with almost the same driving skills as the Cooper hatchback. However, it has more space for junk than the Cooper hatchback. The Clubman’s rear doors, which open from the side, reveal a cargo area that is nearly as large as the Countryman SUV’s. However, this is not a significant advantage as the Countryman crossover isn’t as spacious. All-wheel drive is possible with the turbocharged four-cylinder. The Clubman is a hybrid of mainstream and premium. While the base model competes with the Subaru Outback or Buick Regal TourX in price, the Clubman’s cost can easily rise to luxury options like the Volvo V60. The Clubman proves its worth with its enthusiastic driving style and iconic styling.
What’s new for 2021?
Mini has not made any changes to the Clubman in 2021. However, the good news is the return of the six-speed manual transmission. The Classic base trim has the stick, while the Signature and Iconic models have it as an option. The Signature trim is a mid-range model that offers in-dash navigation and real-time traffic updates.
Pricing and Which One To Buy
We recommend the front-drive S Clubman unless you require the All4’s all wheel drive grip for travel in inclement conditions. Cooper S Clubman is available on 17-inch wheels with run-flat tires. It also features automatic projector beam LED headlights, rain sensing windshield wipers, heated power-adjustable mirrors, and rain-sensing windshield washers. You will find luxuries such as heated front seats and dual-zone automatic air conditioner. Push-button ignition is also available. Keyless entry is also available. The Mini comes standard with several driver-assistance features, including forward-collision warnings and rear parking sensors.
Performance, Transmission and Engine
The turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder produces 189 horsepower in all 2021 Mini Cooper S Clubman models. The powerplant can be paired with an optional all-wheel drive and a seven speed dual-clutch automated transmission. A Cooper S Clubman equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission of the previous generation was able to reach 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. The sprint took 7.3 seconds with optional all-wheel drives and a six speed manual transmission. These numbers are faster than the Fiat 500L which ran the race in 8.2 seconds. Although the Cooper S Clubman is noted for its agility, it can sometimes be a bit too comfortable. We review the Cooper Clubman John Cooper Works Mini wagon, which offers a higher level of performance.
Fuel Economy and Real World MPG
The fuel economy of the 2021 Mini Cooper S Clubman is 26 mpg in cities and 34 mpg highway, according to EPA estimates. This Mini is more efficient than its closest rival, the Fiat 500L, which averages 22 and 30 MPG. The economy of all-wheel-drive models is slightly lower, with 23 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway. It managed to get 27 mpg during our time with the S Clubman.
Interior, Comfort, & Cargo
Cooper S Clubman cabins are built with quality materials and feature an eye-catching design. The circular display that is located in the middle stack is housed in a housing that looks like the car’s bright round headlights. The cabin is whimsical and cheerful, and the materials used are excellent. Despite its small size, the Cooper S Clubman offers plenty of space for passengers in both rows. The Cooper S Clubman offers 13 cubic feet of cargo storage with all the seats in place. With the rear seats down, this expands to 44 cubic feet. This is a lot less space than some competitors. The 500L, for example, has 22 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seat and 68 when it’s folded down.
Connectivity and Infotainment
The Mini Cooper S Clubman comes standard with a six-speaker AM/FM stereo system, an auxiliary input jack, and streaming audio. All models have Bluetooth connectivity. This allows you to make and receive calls from anywhere, even while driving. You have the option of integrated navigation, wireless charging and an upgraded Harman/Kardon audio system. Apple CarPlay is an option for those who wish to connect their iPhones to the interface. However, Android users are out.