Buyer's Guide

2021 Toyota Mirai
Select a Different Model (2 Available): Limited Sedan
Zero to 60 $ 7.4 seconds
Fuel Economy 67 / 64 mpg
Horsepower 182
Torque 221
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2021 Toyota Mirai MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Long, low, RWD proportions
  • 400-mile estimated range
  • Generous standard tech

Cons

  • Limited hydrogen infrastructure
  • Expensive enough to be a Lexus

The Mirai is Toyota's alternative-fuel futuremobile, powered by an electric motor fed from a hydrogen fuel cell. Toyota introduced the oddball as a 2016 model, exclusively offered in California, which is one of the few states with the hydrogen infrastructure to support such a vehicle. This year marks the introduction of a larger, more premium second-generation Mirai. It competes with other fuel cell and electric vehicles including the Hyundai Nexo, Honda Clarity, and Tesla Model 3.

What's New

  • All-new second-generation Mirai on a larger RWD platform
  • Longer, lower, and wider than its predecessor
  • New infotainment tech
  • Longer range than last-gen model

Performance and Range

Toyota promises that the redesigned 2021 Mirai will offer an upgraded powertrain with enhanced performance. That leads us to believe the new Mirai will provide more than its predecessor's 151-hp 247-lb-ft electric motor and will hit 60 mph sooner than that car's 8.6 seconds.

Thanks to a hydrogen fuel cell with more capacity than that of the first-gen model, Toyota is targeting a 30 percent increase in driving range. Based on the 2020 model's 312-mile range, expect the new Mirai to travel around 400 miles before needing to stop to refuel—a process that only takes five or 10 minutes.

Safety

We expect the next-gen Mirai to feature Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+, the automaker's latest, most advanced collection of driver-assist active safety features. The suite includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keep assist with lane centering, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beams, and road sign assistance.

Cargo Space and Interior Room

The next-gen Mirai interior includes at least one major improvement over its predecessor: It seats five passengers instead of just four. The 2021 Mirai's longer wheelbase suggests it may offer more interior room than the model it replaces. We doubt there will be much improvement over the 2020 model's 42.5 inches of front legroom, but rear legroom should be well beyond that car's 30.1 inches.

Technology

Toyota reports the second-generation Mirai will include a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 14-speaker audio. Those are serious improvements over the 2020 model's 7.0-inch screen and 11-speaker sound system. Expect Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to be standard.

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2021 TOYOTA MIRAI SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Motor, Single Electric
Transmission Name
Transmission, 1 Speed Automatic
Trim
Limited Sedan
Class
Passenger Car
Horsepower
182
Standard MPG
67/64
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Fuel Cell
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60,000
Full Warranty Miles
36,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
24
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Toyota announces a College Graduate Rebate on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 03-31-2021
$500 Toyota announces a Military Rebate on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 03-31-2021
$750 Toyota announces a Military Rebate on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 03-01-2021
$1500 Toyota announces Bonus Cash on select models for eligible current owners. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 03-01-2021
$500 Toyota announces Bonus Cash on select models for eligible current owners. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 03-31-2021