The redesigned 2016 MINI Clubman has officially debuted, but it’s not quite as MINI as you might think.
Measuring 168.3 inches in length, the MINI Clubman is actually longer than a lot of cars offered today, but there are some that might surprise you. It’s a sign of change for the MINI brand — since its inception, the automaker has been known for building subcompact, fun-to-drive cars. In a sign of how things are changing and a testament to how much people love crossovers, the new MINI Clubman offers plenty more space for cargo and passengers, but it’s not quite mini. Here are five surprising cars that this not-so-mini MINI is bigger than.
Nissan Juke – 162.4 inches
The MINI Clubman is nearly half-a-foot longer than the Nissan Juke, the funky crossover that appears much bigger than it actually is. Believe it or not, the 2016 MINI Clubman is also wider than the Nissan Juke, which measures 69.5 inches compared to the Clubman’s 70.9 inches.
Jeep Wrangler – 164.3 inches
One would think with Jeep’s off-road reputation that there’s no way a MINI could be larger than any model from the American automaker’s lineup. But that’s the case with not just one, but two Jeep models being shorter than the new Clubman. Although the Wrangler is shorter, it is wider at 73.7 inches.
Jeep Renegade – 166.6 inches
The other Jeep model that the 2016 MINI Clubman is longer than is the Jeep Renegade. The Clubman is almost two inches longer than the compact Jeep model, but is comparable to its 71-inch width.
Chevrolet Trax – 167.2 inches
Another crossover that is smaller than the 2016 MINI Clubman is the Chevrolet Trax, which measures 167.2 inches long. The Clubman is also an inch wider than the Trax’s 69.9-inch width.
Scion xB – 168.1 inches
Last but not least, the Scion xB is just a bit shorter than the MINI Clubman and is also narrower at 69.3-inches wide. If one thing has been made more clear with the debut of the 2016 MINI Clubman, it’s that MINI’s models are deceptively small and might not actually be as mini as the British automaker wants you to believe.
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