Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Front space is up there with the best models in the class, leg room being particularly generous. A pair of adults will be perfectly comfortable in the back of the Clubman, but anyone much over six feet in height, sitting behind a tall driver, will feel a little tight on knee room. And, while you can squeeze three people in the back, they’re unlikely to want to stay there for long due to 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 cupholders.
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. Either way, there's enough room for a large pram or a couple of decent-sized suitcases, even without folding the seats. There's some additional underfloor 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.