Used Car: 2014 MINI Cooper Clubman Review
Reviewers praised the 2014 Mini Cooper Clubman for its exciting driving dynamics, but they said it can't match rivals that offer nicer interior materials and more cargo space.
Powering the 2014 Mini Cooper Clubman is a four-cylinder engine that automotive journalists thought has sufficient power for driving around town but is underpowered on the highway. They preferred the added power of the two available turbocharged four-cylinder engines. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and it was praised for smooth shift action. A six-speed automatic is available. Clubman models with the base engine get up to 28/35 mpg city/highway, which is decent for the class. Auto writers praised the Mini Cooper Clubman for its exceptional handling around corners and sharp steering.
The four-seat 2014 Mini Clubman has an attractive cabin with retro styling, reviewers wrote. However, they were disappointed by some cheap interior materials. The front seats are comfortable and there's a good amount of head- and legroom in the rear for adults, they added. The Mini Cooper Clubman is well-equipped for a 2014 small car, with standard features including an auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth, a USB port, push-button start, a climate-controlled glove box and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Available features include a Harman Kardon sound system, a voice-controlled infotainment system with a 6.5-inch display, navigation, satellite radio, a sunroof and rear parking sensors. Reviewers complained that the Clubman's audio and climate controls are confusing and difficult to use because they're toggle switches instead of traditional buttons or knobs. They also noted that the infotainment system takes some time to master. With 9.2 cubic feet of room, there's little cargo space behind the 2014 Clubman's rear seats. With the rear seats folded, there's 32.8 cubic feet of space. While that’s good for a compact car, several rival hatchbacks have more space.
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Other Cars to Consider
The 2014 Volkswagen Golf has nimble handling and a handsome cabin that's composed of top-notch materials, critics said. The Golf also has more cargo space than the Clubman, and with the available diesel engine, the Golf gets great fuel economy for the class.
The 2014 Kia Rio has lots of standard features for the class, and reviewers agreed that the available infotainment system is easy to use. They also liked the Rio's comfortable, high-end interior. Additionally, the Rio hatchback has more cargo space than the Clubman.