We’ve done several comparisons with the new 306 hp JCW Clubman. The BMW M235i Gran Coupe and the JCW Countryman both were pitted against the Clubman, and in our testing the Clubman edged out both in driving enjoyment and value for performance.

BMW M135i

Why? In short the Clubman feels more alive and engaging while offering similar levels of utility. While it’s not a slam-dunk, we’ve continually come away impressed with the JCW Clubman vs anything we’ve thrown at it. But don’t take our word for it. Here are a few other independent views on the Clubman – this time vs its BMW M135i stablemate.