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Toyota Mirai review

Category: Electric car

Section: Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Toyota Mirai certainly isn’t an inexpensive luxury car, but it is the least expensive hydrogen-powered car you can buy today, comfortably undercutting the Hyundai Nexo by an amount that could get you a new VW Golf. You can buy our preferred version of the Tesla Model 3 for less than the entry-level Mirai, but our favoured plug-in hybrid BMW 5 Series does have a higher list price.

Personal leasing quotes for the Mirai are not available at the time of writing, and neither were predicted resale values (part of the calculation for PCP finance), but our New Car Buying service pages can help you find the best current deals. Company car tax costs should be low due to the Mirai emitting no CO2 emissions from its tailpipe (only water). 

Euro NCAP has yet to test the Mirai for safety, but being a Toyota, it has plenty of standard safety technology provided as standard to help keep you from having an accident in the first place. 

Automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning and assistance, rear cross-traffic alert and traffic sign recognition are all available on the entry-level Design model, with blind-spot monitoring and an automatic braking function to the rear cross-traffic alert feature added to the Design Plus version.

Aside from what we mention in other sections, the entry-level Design Mirai has 19in alloys, dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, heated front seats, a DAB radio and power-folding door mirrors. It has enough kit to make it our preferred choice and keeps the price to below that of our favourite 5 Series.

Mid-range Design Plus has the extra safety tech as well as synthetic leather seat trim, while Design Premium has 20in wheels, three-zone climate control, cooled seats in the front along with heated and cooled rear seats.

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Overview

As far as hydrogen fuel cell cars go, this is the nicest driving one we’ve tested so far, and its lower list price compared with a Hyundai Nexo goes a long way to making it a viable option. However, it's not as practical as most of its luxury cars rivals, even the plug-in BMW 5 Series, and a limited hydrogen refuelling network will hamper the usability of the Mirai for some, no matter how normal it feels to drive.

  • Impressive handling
  • Lots of equipment as standard
  • Very quiet
  • Lack of space for rear passengers
  • Smaller boot than most family cars
  • Hydrogen network might not work for all
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