A funky, neatly designed interior is one of the many reasons lots of people find Minis so appealing, and fortunately the cabin of the Clubman is suitably stylish. There are lots of cool little details and storage points, and it’s all built and finished to a very high standard.
This means that it’s a lot more interesting to look at, and to touch, than many other alternative options. Fortunately, it’s not just style and no substance, either. There’s plenty of room up front, even for taller occupants, with a good range of adjustments so you can get comfortable.
The Clubman’s front seats are quite short under the thigh and could do with a little more side support – an issue not solved even in the sportiest versions - but that’s not enough to stop them being generally comfortable on longer trips. Visibility out of the cabin isn’t too bad, either. It’s only the split in the rear doors that frustrates, as it creates a blind spot directly behind the car. If you think this will be an issue, then think about adding the optional rear parking camera or rear parking sensors.
Refinement is good, but at speed there’s some wind noise from around the windscreen pillars plus a little road noise that can take the edge off what’s an otherwise quiet and comfortable cabin.
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