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2009 MINI Cooper Clubman vs. Its Competition

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The 2009 MINI Clubman is small, but it's not a garden-variety subcompact like a Ford Focus or a Toyota Corolla.

It has a distinctly sporty feel that places it apart from those other on-a-strict-budget vehicles.

The Chevrolet HHR SS and Dodge Caliber SRT4 are two competent high-performance versions of otherwise pedestrian domestic cars, but they offer capable versatility with impressive power and handling.

The A3 is another out-of-class MINI competitor, though with a few options, a Cooper S Clubman will quickly reach Audi pricing territory.

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More space plus the MINI Cooper’s same extroverted personality make the 2009 MINI Cooper Clubman desirable.
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The 2009 Audi A3 is more than a spruced-up VW hatchback, thanks to the fabulous interior, S-tronic transmission, and V-6 bark.
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The 2009 Chevrolet HHR is a great urban runabout for small-business owners with frequent cargo hauls.
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The Caliber has a very practical layout and quite a few innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement--even compared to its low-priced competition.
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Gas Mileage   
26 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Gas 4-CylGas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
SubcompactSmall Station Wgn2WD Sport Utility VehicleMid-size
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEVFWD 4-Door LS4-Door HB SE FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
2 Door Coupe4 Door HBHatchbackHatchback
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