The interior layout, fit and finish
A funky, neatly designed interior is one of the many reasons that lots of people find Minis so appealing, and the cabin of the Clubman is suitably stylish. There are lots of cool details, and it’s all built and finished to a very high standard. Only the Audi A3 goes one better for a premium feel.
The Clubman’s driver's seat is quite short under the thigh and needs a little more side support in corners – an issue not remedied even in the sportiest versions with sports seats. It's a shame that the backrest angle is adjusted using an awkward lever rather than a simple wheel, and that you have to pay extra for adjustable lumbar support on the Classic and Sport trims.
Visibility out, in all directions, isn’t bad. It’s only the split in the rear doors that frustrates mildly, because it creates a central blindspot directly behind the car. If you think that will be an issue, go for the Sport trim, because it comes with rear parking sensors as standard. Front sensors and a rear-view camera are included with the (pricey) Comfort Plus Pack. Meanwhile, all models benefit from LED headlights to go with the snazzy Union Flag tail-lights.