The 2010 MINI Cooper Clubman's retro styling and wagon body carve a unique automotive niche.
The Volkswagen GTI four-door comes close to the MINI's mission: It's upright, with even better passenger and cargo room and access, but only a whiff of the Clubman's styling panache.
The A3 is related to the GTI and shares its good driving dynamics, but sports an even higher price tag than the GTI, along with a new diesel engine option.
The Mazdaspeed3 is the value champion here, even when laden with luxury features.
It's also distinctively styled and well crafted, with an enviable reputation for build quality and reliability that all these other machines simply can't match.
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|2010 MINI Cooper ClubmanBrowse Used Listings||2009 Audi A3Browse Used Listings||2009 Volkswagen GTIBrowse Used Listings|
|25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Gas 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas Turbocharged I4|
|Subcompact||Small Station Wgn||Compact|
|2-Door Coupe||4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV||2-Door HB Manual|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||4 Door HB||2 Door HB|
|Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|