Buyer's Guide

2022 Toyota Mirai
Select a Different Model (2 Available): Limited Sedan
Fuel Economy $ 67 / 64 mpg
Horsepower 182
Torque 221
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2022 Toyota Mirai MODEL OVERVIEW


  • Elegant RWD proportions
  • 400-mile range
  • Plush ride quality


  • Limited hydrogen infrastructure
  • Lexus-like pricing
  • Artificial brake feel

Before Toyota had introduced its first battery-electric vehicle, the bZ4x, drivers in California and Hawaii could buy the Mirai, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that emits nothing but water and drives like an EV without needing to be plugged in. Toyota fully redesigned its futuremobile last year, and it now rides on an RWD Lexus platform that's longer and wider than that of the first-gen Mirai.

This year, Toyota is blessing the Mirai with the Teammate semi-autonomous driving capability we first experienced in the 2022 Lexus LS. The Mirai competes with other hydrogen and electric vehicles including the Hyundai Nexo, Tesla Model 3, and BMW i4.

What We Think

Yes, the second-generation Mirai is a vastly superior vehicle to its predecessor, but it's more than just that. It's long, low proportions lend genuine style, and the driving experience is mostly excellent. Power from the rear electric motor is adequate, the Mirai's 50:50 weight distribution provides surprising balance and grace, and the ride quality is exceptionally comfortable.

As for complaints? Our only issue with the on-road behavior is the vague, wooden brake feel that can make the Mirai difficult to bring to stop smoothly. Other than that, the Mirai is expensive (at least $50,000), and hydrogen infrastructure can be tricky, even in southern California. If you live near a reliable hydrogen station and are looking for a smooth, stylish sedan, Toyota's hydrogen hero might be worth considering.

Performance and Range

The Mirai's powertrain is what makes it so different from nearly every other car on the road. Toyota equips its oddball with a 182-hp, 221-lb-ft electric motor that's fed by a hydrogen fuel cell instead of a large, heavy, slow-charging battery. Unlike the first-generation model, the second-generation Mirai is rear-wheel drive. When we tested one, it reached 60 mph from a stop in a respectable 7.4 seconds.

Toyota installed a higher-capacity fuel cell for the second-gen Mirai for greater range. For 2021, the Mirai earned EPA range estimates of 357 miles for the range-topping Mirai Limited and 402 miles for the entry-level Mirai XLE.

Safety Ratings and Features

Both trims of the Mirai include as standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and lane centering, automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beams, and road sign assistance.

New for this year, Toyota is equipping the Mirai with its Teammate Level 2 autonomous driving system, which is similar to GM's Super Cruise, Ford's BlueCruise, and Tesla's Autopilot. The Toyota setup has a larger quantity and greater variety of sensors than Tesla's suite, and in our brief experience, the system works great.

Although the Mirai hasn't been rated by the NHTSA or the IIHS, it earns a five-star overall safety rating from the Euro NCAP.

Cargo Space and Interior Room

Despite being nearly a foot longer than the Tesla Model 3, the Toyota Mirai is smaller inside. The Tesla has a slight advantage in front legroom and a more noticeable improvement in the rear. Thanks to its additional front trunk, the Model 3 also has significantly more cargo space.

Legroom (front/rear) Cargo Space (trunk)
2022 Toyota Mirai 42.2/33.1 inches 9.6 cubic feet
2022 Tesla Model 3 42.7/35.2 inches 15.0 cubic feet (front and rear trunk)


Toyota equips both versions of the Mirai with a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard, as is a 14-speaker JBL audio system. The current feature set is a notable improvement over that of the previous-gen vehicle.

What Manufacturers Make Hydrogen Cars?

Currently, only two automakers build hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles for use by the general public: Toyota and Hyundai. Hyundai builds the only hydrogen SUV on sale with the Nexo, and although Honda built a fuel cell variant of the Clarity, that vehicle was discontinued after the 2021 model year. That said, we know Toyota, Hyundai, Daimler, and Volvo are all working on heavy-duty fuel cell trucks, so we may see more hydrogen-powered vehicles in the coming decade.

Recommended Trim

Plain and simple, we'd go for the Mirai XLE. The top-spec Mirai Limited carries a price premium of more than $15,000 over its more humbly equipped alternative, and the XLE still includes a generous collection of safety and tech features and the exact same powertrain. Sure, it would be nice to have the Limited model's panoramic moonroof, head-up display, rear touchscreen, rear sunshades, and other goodies, but the entry-level car seems like the better value. Plus, it delivers more range.

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Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Toyota announces a College Graduate Rebate on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 04-04-2022
$750 Toyota announces a Military Rebate on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-31-2022
$1000 Toyota announces Bonus Cash on select models for eligible current owners. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 04-04-2022
$750 Toyota announces Bonus Cash on select models for eligible current owners. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-31-2022
$500 Toyota announces a Military Rebate on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 04-04-2022