. . . The new Mini Clubman looks huge, and it's definitely the biggest Mini on the market. It's more than a foot longer, nearly 5 inches wider, and a tiny bit taller than its predecessor, and is even longer than the Mini Countryman by 6.6 inches. However, the 2016 Mini Clubman is actually not much bigger than a Volkswagen Golf, and still smaller than cars like the Mazda3 5-door.
The payoff is in interior space. There's now 17.5 cubic feet of cargo area behind the rear seats, which expands to nearly 48 cu.-ft. when the rear seats are folded. All five occupants have more room than ever before, and there's enough room in the rear that fears of deep vein thrombosis are a thing of the past.
The new Mini Clubman is also an order of magnitude more refined than its predecessor. The cabin is quiet at speed, and the ride quality is improved to the point that a long road trip in the Clubman seems perfectly reasonable. . . .
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Kelley Blue Book reviews the 2016 MINI Clubman, calling it a "MINO" - MINI in name only. It writes, in part:
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