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2021 Toyota Mirai

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Pros

  • Impressive range
  • Abundant driver-assist features
  • Luxurious ride

Cons

  • Hydrogen refueling challenges
  • Sales were limited to California and Hawaii
  • Tight cargo space

Battery range (EPA estimate)

357 miles

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The 2021 Toyota Mirai is redesigned, but its days may be numbered

The Mirai is a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, which puts that elemental gas through reactions that produce electricity. It only emits water vapor from its tailpipe. The Toyota Mirai was completely redesigned for 2021 and the changes are significant. Its predecessor looked like a Prius with awkward proportions and jarring styling cues. This new Mirai is a sleek sedan with a decidedly graceful execution. We would even consider it attractive in its simplicity that hides its green-car credentials.

Unfortunately, potential Mirai owners must prepare for some challenges because fueling stations are rare and can be unreliable. The fuel tank also eats into the trunk space, which means the Mirai has a smaller cargo area than most sedans. The Mirai deserves praise as a workable alternative fuel vehicle with admirable tech; but with a greater push for electric chargers, hydrogen infrastructure faces an uphill battle. The Mirai only has the Hyundai Nexo and Honda Clarity as hydrogen-fueled rivals, which means there likely won’t be enough demand for things to improve in the near future.

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What is new for the 2021 Toyota Mirai?

  • The Mirai is available in a variety of new trims, including the Limited and XLE.
  • The Base trim has been discontinued for 2021.
  • Mirai trims have been upgraded with Panoramic Sunroof, Rear Air Conditioning, A/C Seat(s), Head Up Display, Rear Sunshade, Automated Parking, Rear A/C Seat(s), Apple CarPlay, Navigation System, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels features are now available as options on select trims.

2021 Toyota Mirai trims

Curious how Toyota Mirai trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

XLE:

  • Rear Defroster
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Side Airbags

Limited:

  • Includes all features available on the XLE
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Memory Seats
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • A/C Seats
  • Head Up Display
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Automated Parking

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Toyota Mirai

What We Like

Greater range than most EVs: As an alternative fuel vehicle, comparing the Mirai to electric vehicles seems inevitable. On paper, it shows real potential, with an EPA-estimated 357 miles in the Limited trim and an impressive estimated 402 miles for the XLE.

In the real world, you should get closer to 300 miles from the Limited, which is still a solid distance.

Numerous driver-assist features: The new Mirai goes big with technology and that also carries over to keeping you and your passengers secure. Toyota’s suite of driver-assist tech is standard on all models and includes frontal collision mitigation, lane keeping assistance, blind-spot warning, and adaptive cruise control. A surround-view monitor and parking sensors are available on the base model and standard on the Limited trim.

Comfortable ride quality: It’s not widely known, but the new Mirai shares some parts with the flagship Lexus LS sedan. This blesses it with an unusually smooth ride quality that rivals much more expensive luxury vehicles. You probably won’t feel most imperfections in the road, and larger bumps are smoothed over with barely an acknowledgment.

What Needs Improvement

Hydrogen infrastructure: Hydrogen packs a lot of energy into a small space, but actually getting it into the Mirai can pose some challenges. First of all, hydrogen stations are hard to find, and if you’re lucky enough to locate one, there’s a decent chance it may be out of fuel or out of order. The refueling process can also be intimidating for some as the nozzles are heavy, awkward to attach, and get freezing cold during the process.

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Toyota Mirai features and specs

XLE 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • JBL Sound System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Parking

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

0.0L

Engine type

Alternative Fuel

Fuel capacity

37.5

Wheelbase

114.9"

Overall length

195.8"

Width

74.2"

Height

57.9"

Leg room

F 42.2"/R 33.1"

Head room

F 38.4"/R 36.7"

Front tires

P235/55VR19

Rear tires

P235/55VR19

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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