Just as with the exterior, the cabin of the JCW Clubman is classic Mini. A big round cutout at the center of the dash dominates the interior, even if it only houses an 8.8-inch screen that fills out the space nicely, while toggle switches, a pair of round cluster gauges, and a chunky steering wheel are all pure British class. Standard amenities include automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a six-speaker sound system. Available features include a head-up display and wireless charging, unfortunately, Apple CarPlay is still included here instead of on the list of standard equipment on all trims save the flagship Iconic.
The Mini JCW Clubman claims to be a five-seater, but try telling that to your friends squeezed into the second row. There's an adequate amount of headroom, but legroom is rather tight for those in the back. Those up front are treated to six-way adjustable seats that are heated as standard, and these seats offer loads of support thanks to large bolsters. These bolsters do make ingress and egress a little tricky if you don't like scraping the upholstery with your butt, but other than that, the front is a great place to be with lots of visibility in every direction and a good layout for the driver who can easily reach most switches and touchpoints without stretching.
|Mini John Cooper Works Clubman Trims||John Cooper Works ALL4|
|Headroom Front Seat||40.2 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||38 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||41.4 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||34.3 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||54.7 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||52.8 in.|
In the base model, you get Carbon Black upholstery in your choice of leatherette or Dinamica (faux suede)/cloth. A leather steering wheel is standard too, with Piano Black interior trims. Step up to the Signature variant and you get leatherette upholstery in Carbon Black or a leatherette/cloth combo in Black Pearl. Mini Yours Lounge leather is available too, also in Carbon Black, for 500 bucks, but you have to spend $1,000 on the Signature Upholstery package. This also lets you choose from Cross Punch leather in Carbon Black or Chesterfield leather in Indigo Blue, Malt Brown, or Chesterfield Lth Satellite Grey. This package also allows access to Mini Yours Illuminated Piano Black or Fiber Alloy trim elements. In the top Iconic trim, the Signature Upholstery package is included, so you get most of these options at no charge, with just Mini Yours Lounge Carbon Black leather adding 500 bucks to the price..
One of the biggest Mini options out there (besides the Countryman), the JCW Clubman is relatively practical. The cargo area behind the rear seats offers a reasonable 17.5 cubic feet of volume, enough for a medium-sized suitcase and some change. If you need more cargo space, you can drop the rear seats in a default 60/40 split for a total of 47.9 cubes; a 40/20/40-split rear seat is available optionally on all models save the Iconic, which has it as standard.
In the cabin, you get a quartet of cupholders, large door pockets with drinks bottle recesses, and a glovebox of a reasonable size, as well as a center armrest bin and a spot for your phone ahead of the center console.
As a premium vehicle, you may expect a wealth of the best standard equipment, but sadly, the Mini JCW Clubman isn't exactly a standout performer in this regard. Nevertheless, you do get heated front seats, a Nappa leather-trimmed and heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, LED headlights with cornering, dynamic cruise control, power-folding wing mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers. Other features are added when you upgrade to the Signature sub-trim, like dynamic damper control and a panoramic moonroof, but even on that model, you have to spend extra to get front parking sensors, illuminated interior trim accents, park assist, a head-up display, and adaptive cruise control. On the top Iconic variant, eight-way power-adjustable front seats with memory are added, as well as a universal garage-door opener.
Since it is based on BMW's brilliant iDrive system, the infotainment setup in the Mini JCW Clubman is pretty good. It's easy to find what you're looking for and the 8.8-inch display that is standard on all models from this year is responsive. As standard, it is connected to a six-speaker sound system and provides the usual USB and Bluetooth inputs, Mini Connected Services, and SiriusXM satellite radio are now standard too, complete with a one-year subscription. On the mid-level Signature variant, you get Apple CarPlay, navigation, and voice control, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. The Iconic gets a wireless charger too.