While the last MINI Clubman was something of a motoring oddity, the latest model is a much more serious rival to the Golf, A3 and even BMW’s 1 Series. It’s more spacious and refined than the MINI Hatch, and while its driving experience is calmer too, it still offers serious composure and grip. The Cooper D engine is a real cracker too, with 148bhp on tap, and your choice of a snappy six-speed manual or soothing eight-speed automatic gearbox. It’s one of the most characterful family hatchbacks you can buy, and includes quirky twin doors as a nod to the original.
Price Ј23,340 to Ј24,935 Trim levels Cooper D Engines 2.0 Diesel (148bhp) Engines 6-door estate CO2 emissions 109g/km Combined fuel economy 68.9mpg