When it comes to the Mini Cooper Clubman, the first choice one needs to make is between the front-wheel-drive model and the ALL4 four-wheel-drive derivative. Both these models are available in three basic sub-trims, namely Classic, Signature, and Iconic. The Classic trim is the cheapest option, and you can't add much to it. Move up a level to Signature trim and you can start adding certain technology and styling packages like the Driver Assistance Package ($1,250) and the Premium Package ($2,000). The Iconic trim includes almost everything, bar a few of the advanced safety features included in the Driver Assistance Package. It actually costs less ($850) when you add it to the Iconic trim. The previously-mentioned Premium Package is standard in the Iconic trim. As it's a Mini, there are a host of stripes and side mirror caps you can add to customize the Clubman a bit. These options cost between $100 to $250.
Given the premium feel of the car and the somewhat generous specs, $29,900 for the base Classic sub-trim isn't a bad starting point for the new Mini Cooper Clubman. The mid-range Signature retails for $34,500, while the top Iconic trim model retails for $39,400. The ALL4 range kicks off at $32,900 for the Classic, $36,500 for the Signature, and $41,400 for the Iconic trim. Optional extras include the $2,000 Premium Package, which includes power-folding exterior mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 40/20/40-split rear seat, a universal garage-door opener, and 8-way electric front seats with memory function. This option is only available on the Signature trim, and comes as standard on the Iconic. Mini charges an additional $850 for destination and handling over and above the price of the Mini Cooper Clubman trims.
Oddly, for a car most owners would like to customize to their own personal taste, Mini doesn't offer much in the way of packages. There's not much you can do to the base Classic trim, apart from adding stripes and mirror caps. The Storage Package can be added, roof rails, or the 40/20/40-split rear seat, each of these costing $250.
From the Signature trim, you can upgrade to the Premium Package that adds power front seats, power-folding mirrors, and other features for $2,000. The Driver Assistance package adds a parking assistant, and a head-up display for $1,250. The Signature Upholstery package is standard on the Iconic trim but costs an additional $1,000 to the Signature trim price.
Since there isn't a Cooper Clubman that offers reasonable value for money, this is the kind of purchase where you rely on your heart rather than your head. Having said that, there are a few smart choices you can make for the best Mini Cooper Clubman wagon.
The mid-grade Signature trim offers absolutely everything you need, even including the new standard navigation. The only gadget you'll really be missing out on is wireless charging.
The front-wheel-drive is all you really need unless you live in a state where weather conditions make it an absolute necessity.
To get that ultimate engaging driving experience, go for the manual. Unless you live in a city with crazy traffic. If you can afford the Iconic, nothing else will do. If you can't, a manual front-wheel drive Cooper Clubman S in Signature trim should do the job just fine.