2020 Toyota Mirai

MSRP range: $58,550
MSRP$59,545
Edmunds suggests you pay$54,474

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2020 Toyota Mirai Review

  • Long driving range bests the range of most battery electrics
  • Comfortable and quiet to drive
  • Limited production guarantees exclusivity
  • Hydrogen stations are few and far between
  • Available only in California and Hawaii
  • Interior quality doesn't match the car's price
  • The Mirai is unchanged for 2020
  • Part of the first Mirai generation introduced for 2016

If you keep score of your green points and absolutely love to talk about your car to total strangers, the 2020 Toyota Mirai should be on your short list. A hydrogen-powered electric vehicle, the Mirai is sort of a rolling science experiment that you can buy — provided you live in the states of California or Hawaii. Those are the only states with enough of a hydrogen fueling infrastructure to keep you rolling.

All of the Mirai's futuristic technology is wrapped in styling that's, well, unusual-looking. But the driving experience is one that electric car owners will be familiar with. It's not fast, but it is smooth and plenty comfortable even after hours of rush-hour traffic.

Not a lot of other manufacturers are tackling fuel cell vehicles on this scale. Honda's Clarity sedan is the Mirai's closest competitor. Hyundai, for its part, has recently introduced its Nexo SUV. Compared to the Mirai and Clarity, the Nexo offers a longer range and more traditional styling both inside and out. It's also worth knowing that Toyota is introducing an all-new Mirai for the 2021 model year that's sleeker-looking and promises more than 400 miles of range.

What's it like to live with?

To learn more about the Toyota Mirai of this generation, read about our experiences from six months of living with a 2016 Toyota Mirai. We cover everything from seat comfort to real-world fuel economy, especially important given the Mirai's hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. Is a fuel cell vehicle worth the expense and inconvenience? Read through our Toyota Mirai long-term test to see what we think.

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The Mirai drives like a mainstream Toyota sedan and reminds of us of a narrow-body Avalon, if such a thing existed. It's comfortable and quiet, but handling is not its strong suit. Ultimately, its hydrogen powertrain is the X-factor. The Mirai is expensive to buy and expensive to refuel (if you can find fuel). This is not a car many people will be able to live with.
There's nothing wrong with the way the Mirai drives if you stay within the confines of its green-car mission. There's acceleration off the line, and its electric propulsion system is as smooth as blended yogurt. But it never quite feels speedy. In our testing, our Mirai test car accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds, which is slower than most battery-powered EVs by at least a second.

Around turns, the Mirai can feel overweight and under-tired. It generally goes where it's pointed without delay, but it lacks the feedback that lets you know exactly how much to turn the wheel to carve the intended path.
Reminiscent of an older Toyota Avalon, the Mirai has comfy seats and delivers a reasonably smooth ride. Most of the time it's a quiet place to pass the miles — the exception are a few odd and fairly unobtrusive background noises from the fuel cell. Tire and wind noise is present in small amounts that most people won't notice.

The ride quality is mostly smooth but can get a little bouncy when driving over bigger bumps. We'd expect a little more polish at this asking price.
At first the Mirai seems as spacious as a Toyota Camry or Avalon, but it is narrower. The gauges and climate controls have been designed to reinforce the Mirai's futuristic image, but that comes at the expense of ease of use. Thankfully, it's easy to get in and out. The story is much the same for the backseat passengers, but the roof does slope down a little more back there. As for visibility, it's pretty easy to see out of the Mirai thanks to the slender roof pillars and large windows.
The touchscreen system is easy to use. But the touch-sensitive climate temperature sliders and Prius-like central gauges are questionable. Toyota includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist with the Mirai. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is nice to have.
The trunk is moderately sized, but the rear seats do not fold down and there is no pass-through to the trunk. What you see is all you get since the fuel cell system limits trunk space and console storage.
The EPA says you can expect to drive about 66 miles per kilogram of hydrogen used. The Mirai's range is about 300 miles, which is less than the Hyundai Nexo's. But as with all hydrogen-fueled vehicles, filling up can be comparatively expensive compared to regular gasoline or battery electric cars.
Do not buy a Mirai to save money. The car itself is expensive to buy as well as to drive on a per-mile basis. And it's going to be a hassle to find fuel. As such, Toyota will only sell one to select individuals in specific geographic areas.
The Mirai drives pleasantly enough, and this car is a conversation starter. We hope you like to talk about your car with strangers. It's a must-have car for those who want to score the most green points.

Which Mirai does Edmunds recommend?

Your paint color is the only thing you'll need to decide on when it comes to buying the Mirai since no trims or options are available.

Toyota Mirai models

The 2020 Mirai isn't offered with any trim levels. And other than exterior paint and interior color choices, there are no options. It comes fairly well equipped with many features you'd expect at this price. Hydrogen is stored in onboard tanks, converted to electricity via a fuel cell, stored in a small battery and run through an electric motor making 151 horsepower. With its tanks full, the Mirai can go about 300 miles before you'll need to refuel.

Mirai
Highlight features include:

  • LED headlights with automatic high beams
  • 17-inch wheels
  • JBL audio system
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Real-time navigation
  • Dual-zone climate control

The Mirai also comes standard with:

  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Mirai and the car in front)
  • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2020 Toyota Mirai.

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$58,550
MPG & Fuel
67 City / 67 Hwy / 67 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: N/A capacity
Seating
4 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 1-speed direct drive
Engine
N/A cylinder
Horsepower: 151 hp @ N/A rpm
Torque: 247 lb-ft @ N/A rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 192.5 in. / Height: 60.5 in. / Width: 71.5 in.
Curb Weight: 4075 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 12.8 cu.ft.
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Mirai safety features:

Pre-Collision System
Automatically applies brakes when it detects a likely collision to reduce the severity of the crash.
Lane Departure Alert
Provides visual and auditory alerts when the system detects an imminent lane departure.
Automatic High Beams
Switches the headlights' high-beam setting on and off automatically depending on circumstances.

Toyota Mirai vs. the competition

2020 Toyota Mirai

2020 Toyota Mirai

2020 Honda Clarity

2020 Honda Clarity

Toyota Mirai vs. Honda Clarity

The Mirai and the Clarity are similar in size. The Clarity has more cargo space and can seat five versus the Mirai's four. Plus, rear passengers will be more comfortable in the Clarity thanks to its roomier back seat. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Honda Clarity.

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Toyota Mirai vs. Hyundai Nexo

The Nexo has an SUV body style that provides more cargo space than the Mirai's trunk. It also has more conservative styling — which, depending on your take on the Mirai, could be a good thing — and a little more range. That could be useful when hunting around for working hydrogen fueling stations.

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Toyota Mirai vs. Tesla Model Y

The Model Y has a hatchback design that helps it be more practical than the Mirai. Dynamically, the Model Y is a huge step up from the Toyota — it's faster and considerably better-handling. You also have access to Tesla's nationwide Supercharger network. The only thing in the Mirai's favor is quicker refueling.

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FAQ

Is the Toyota Mirai a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Mirai both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.1 out of 10. You probably care about Toyota Mirai fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Mirai gets an EPA-estimated 67 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Mirai has 12.8 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Toyota Mirai. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Toyota Mirai?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Toyota Mirai:

  • The Mirai is unchanged for 2020
  • Part of the first Mirai generation introduced for 2016
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Is the Toyota Mirai reliable?

To determine whether the Toyota Mirai is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Mirai. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Mirai's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Toyota Mirai a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Toyota Mirai is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Mirai and gave it a 7.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Mirai is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Toyota Mirai?

The least-expensive 2020 Toyota Mirai is the 2020 Toyota Mirai 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $58,550.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD) which starts at $58,550
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What are the different models of Toyota Mirai?

If you're interested in the Toyota Mirai, the next question is, which Mirai model is right for you? Mirai variants include 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD). For a full list of Mirai models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Toyota Mirai

2020 Toyota Mirai Overview

The 2020 Toyota Mirai is offered in the following submodels: Mirai Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD).

What do people think of the 2020 Toyota Mirai?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Toyota Mirai and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Mirai.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Toyota Mirai and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Mirai featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Toyota Mirai?

2020 Toyota Mirai 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD)

The 2020 Toyota Mirai 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $59,545. The average price paid for a new 2020 Toyota Mirai 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD) is trending $5,071 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,071 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $54,474.

The average savings for the 2020 Toyota Mirai 4dr Sedan (electric (fuel cell) DD) is 8.5% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 Toyota Mirai?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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