2022 Mini Cooper Clubman JCW

Review, Pricing, and Specs

Starting at
$40,350
2022 mini cooper clubman jcw
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Overview

The 2022 Mini Cooper Clubman JCW is a station wagon with performance on its mind. It has more interior space than the standard Cooper Hardtop, but it lacks the cargo-hauling capability of less powerful long-roofed rivals. It's better suited to tearing up a track or bombing down a twisty canyon road than it is hauling bulky items home from a big box store. A 302-hp turbocharged four-cylinder can be found underhood, and all-wheel drive comes standard on all Clubman JCWs. Mini tuned the chassis for performance, giving this car athletic handling and a firm ride. The Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R may be its greatest competition, but the JCW is not as well balanced as those hot hatches. Still, for buyers who see the allure of Mini's styling and fun-to-drive nature, the Clubman JCW is a fun and sporty choice.

What's New for 2022?

Mini hasn't changed much on the Clubman JCW for 2022. Top speed increases to 155 mph. Lane departure warning is now standard as is a year of SiriusXM satellite radio. And all models now come with an 8.8-inch infotainment display.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

The Cooper Clubman JCW requires a big investment for such a small car, so we'd take it easy with options. Upgrading to the Signature trim brings 18-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, a Harman/Kardon audio system, and a panoramic sunroof. You also get in-dash navigation, Apple CarPlay, and digital gauge display. It's a nice package for the price.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The JCW upgrade from the mid-range S model is nothing to scoff at: The S has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 189 horsepower, but the JCW is a beefier cut, with 302 horsepower. The Clubman's long wheelbase is more adept at handling bumps and pavement imperfections than the smaller Cooper models, making it more comfortable for road trips. That advantage disappears once the Clubman is tuned for performance by JCW. Its lowered and stiffened suspension turns the ride brittle, which makes it less than pleasant as a daily driver. Steering is heavy and quick, and turn-in is precise, but it's not quite the go-karting experience we've come to expect from Minis.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

Even with its performance aspirations, the Clubman JCW still achieves decent fuel economy, boasting 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. And while we haven't tested the 2022 Clubman's turbo four on our 200-mile highway test route, know that the lower-powered 2019 model outperformed its EPA rating in the real world, delivering a 32-mpg result. For more information about the Clubman JCW's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Although some might be turned off by the unconventional interior setup of the Clubman, there's no denying that this car stands out from the blandtastic styling of the Subaru Outback. Cabin materials are not up to snuff with the entry-luxury pricing, but this car's unique layout and offbeat design make up for some of that. Those who appreciate it will likely dig the aircraft-style toggle switches, the checkered-flag accents, and the in-your-face circular infotainment surround. Those who aren't so easily amused will feel some frustration with the small hard-to-read gauge cluster, the strangely placed infotainment rotary-knob controller, and the cheapo surfaces. What this car gains in style points, it loses in practicality. The Clubman's side-hinged rear doors and fold-flat back seat make it easy for owners to load stuff into the cargo area. However, there's not a lot of room for that stuff, as this Mini is, well, mini. The cabin's cubbies are similarly stingy, with storage space for phones and not much else. However, a giant bin under the cargo floor offers some additional utility.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Like most things with the Clubman, if you want the good infotainment stuff, you'll have to hand over the cash. With the Touchscreen Navigation package, buyers can equip their cars with Apple CarPlay capability and navigation. The standard system comes equipped with voice controls and Bluetooth connectivity.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

A basic suite of driver-assistance features comes standard, but buyers seeking more high-tech features will need to add the Driver Assistance package. For more information about the Clubman JCW's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automated emergency braking
  • Standard lane-departure warning
  • Available adaptive cruise control

    Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

    Minis offer slightly better warranties than many other small cars. Only Volvo and sister brand BMW match Mini's program of three years of included scheduled maintenance.

    • Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
    • Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
    • Complimentary maintenance is covered for three years or 36,000 miles

      Specifications

      Specifications

      2020 Mini Cooper Clubman John Cooper Works All4

      VEHICLE TYPE
      front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback

      BASE PRICE
      $40,250

      ENGINE TYPE
      turbocharged and intercooled 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
      Displacement
      122 cu in, 1998 cc
      Power
      302 hp @ 6250 rpm
      Torque
      332 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

      TRANSMISSION
      8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

      DIMENSIONS
      Wheelbase: 105.1 in
      Length: 168.0 in
      Width: 70.9 in
      Height: 56.7 in
      Passenger volume: 93 cu ft
      Cargo volume: 18 cu ft
      Curb weight: 3600 lb

      PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
      Zero to 60 mph: 4.7 sec
      Zero to 100 mph: 12.1 sec
      Standing ¼-mile: 13.5 sec
      Top speed: 155 mph

      EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST)
      Combined/city/highway: 25/23/29 mpg

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