Front space is at least up there with the best models in the class — leg room is particularly generous. A pair of adults will be perfectly comfortable in the back of the Clubman, but anyone well over six-foot, sitting behind a tall driver, will feel a little tight on knee room. And while you can squeeze three people in the back, they’ll likely not want to stay there for long because of the narrowness of the rear bench.
Interior storage for odds and sods is very good, with lots of trays, nooks and crannies dotted about the place, plus a reasonable glovebox and a couple of cup holders.
The boot offers 360 litres of storage space, regardless of whether you opt for four-wheel drive or not. That's a little more than the Golf can offer, and you can expand it further by folding part or all of the 60:40 split rear seat, although doing so leaves a slightly sloped-up boot floor. You can upgrade to more versatile 40:20:40 rear seats for a small charge, too, but there's enough room for a large pram or a couple of decent-sized suitcases, even without folding the seats. There's some additional under-floor storage space, too, but there are bigger boots in the class, such as those of the Mercedes A-Class and Honda Civic.
Mini’s decision to retain the quirky split rear 'barn' doors makes access in tighter spaces potentially problematic — if someone parks close behind you, for example.