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Mini Cooper Clubman JCW – Performance and Driving Impressions

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 8/21/2018 Tony Markovich, Eric Stafford
Performance and Driving Impressions: Although the Mini Cooper Clubman JCW is an agile dancer, it’s not as engaging or exciting as most rivals.© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc Although the Mini Cooper Clubman JCW is an agile dancer, it’s not as engaging or exciting as most rivals.

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Although the JCW Clubman is an agile dancer, it’s not as engaging or exciting as hot-hatch rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf R, the Honda Civic Si and Type R, and the Ford Focus RS-some of which cost thousands less.

What’s New for 2018?

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Because it has had zero chassis updates and the same set of powertrain combinations for 2018, we expect the Clubman JCW to handle the streets and lap the track the same way. However, we’ve yet to test the Clubman JCW with the optional eight-speed automatic transmission.

Test Results: Acceleration

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Test Results: Maximum Cornering Capability

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Test Results: Maximum Braking Capability

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There are no powertrain or chassis updates for the 2018 Clubman JCW, so the information for the 2017 model still applies. For details about the 2017 Mini Cooper Clubman JCW, see our in-depth review.

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Continue Reading:

• Mini Cooper Clubman JCW – Overview
• Engine and Transmission
• Fuel Economy and Driving Range
• Performance and Driving Impressions
• Interior and Passenger Space
• Audio and Infotainment
• Cargo Space and Storage
• Exterior Design and Dimensions
• Safety and Driver Assistance
• Video Overview: Interior, Infotainment, Cargo Space

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