It’s easy to mistake the 2020 MINI Clubman for a small SUV. But it isn’t one. The brand’s SUV is on the other side of the showroom, called the Countryman. But we can’t blame you for confusing the two. They kind of look alike, they’re about the same size, and their names can blend together. They even cost about the same.
But make no mistake: The MINI Clubman is sort of the iconic British brand’s wagon model. It slots between the smaller MINI Hardtop four-door and the slightly larger Countryman in its small lineup, and it's been updated substantially this year. Although Mini is owned by BMW, the Clubman is built in the UK. It’s offered in a few variations, including the new 301-horsepower John Cooper Works, which is a high-performance hot hatch of sorts. And like the Countryman, it competes with the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA-Class, Lexus UX, and Volvo XC40.