2009 MINI Cooper Clubman

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5 reviews
Available Price Range $4,914-$13,350 Trims1 Combined MPG 32 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2009 MINI Cooper Clubman

Our Take

Mini stretched the length of its Cooper by 9.4 inches to make the Cooper Clubman. The extra length benefits legroom for the Clubman's two rear passengers, and cargo room behind the backseat is... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Spotty interior quality
  • Some controls inconveniently located
  • Not as much cargo room as some competitors
  • Premium gas recommended
  • Gets pricey with options
  • Wider turning circle than Cooper

Notable Features

  • 9.4 inches longer than original Mini Cooper
  • Available Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Clubman
  • 61 percent more cargo room behind backseat than original Cooper
  • Third access door
  • Swing-out rear doors


Our Expert Reviews

When I was little, I had this cool toy that melted broken crayons and molded them on to little wheels with axles, turning them into Hot Wheels. I can't help but think of the 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman in the same way: a toy, but without the weird, waxy crayon smell. As with many toys, the more you use them, the more the fun begins to wear off. I really love the Clubman, but if I were driving... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 5 reviews

Love Me, Love My Car

by Little Wing from Tallahassee, FL on February 10, 2010

Advice - Get the Turbo Charged S engine and the 6 speed manual transmission. I never knew driving could be so much fun. Sometimes I keep driving around to avoid arriving at my destination. Pros - gr... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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