Premium cars come with premium price tags, so it's no surprise to find that you won't get much change from £20,000 for the entry level Cooper Clubman model. Still, it will save you around £2,500 over the cost of the identically-engined BMW 2 Series Active Tourer model it's based upon. Decide on a diesel in your Clubman and you'll be looking at paying just over £22,000, with the range-topping Cooper S up at around £23,000. Go for a Cooper S or a Cooper SD variant and you get the option of 'ALL4' 4WD for around £1,500 more. Overall, the sums being asked are right around what you'll pay for an equivalent Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class or BMW 1-Series. If you're a keen driver, then the Clubman's performance and promise of go kart-like handling may be enough to seal the deal.
Equipment levels are pretty generous, with the Cooper receiving 16"" alloy wheels, sat-nav, Bluetooth handsfree phone connectivity, a central display with LED ring and start/stop with keyless start. You also get an 'Excitement Pack' which adds extended interior lighting and projects the MINI logo onto the ground when you open the door, just in case you forgot what you were driving. The Cooper S adds 17"" wheels and sports seats and of course, there's the usual long list of options available. These include the popular 'Chilli Pack' which has been around since the original 'new' MINI was first introduced. Here, it includes part-leather upholstery with heated sports seats, park distance control, climate control, LED headlights and LED fog lights - all for just shy of £3,000 extra. Expect the usual range of MINI safety features, including ABS, stability control, traction control and optional adaptive cruise control.