Not a Fan of the Seats - 2016 Toyota Mirai Long-Term Road Test

2016 Toyota Mirai Long-Term Road Test

  • Full Review
  • Pricing & Specs
  • Road Tests
  • Comparison
  • Long-Term

2016 Toyota Mirai: Not a Fan of the Seats

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on April 28, 2016

2016 Toyota Mirai

In stark contrast to both Scott and Ed's opinions on the seats in our long-term 2016 Toyota Mirai, I am not a fan. It has nothing to do with the shape. It's everything else that I have problems with.

First off, the seating position is too high for my tastes. I feel like I'm sitting on a bucket. It's the same problem I have with my wife's Fiat 500. Neither one allows the seat go down far enough. I think it's a packaging issue with the fuel cell goodies that forces the seat to be so high, but the end result is an awkward, upright, about-to-topple-over feeling.

Secondly, the seats don't breathe and my back starts to sweat after even short trips in the car. The Mirai doesn't have leather. Presumably Toyota feels that leather goes against the environmentally friendly image of the car. What we have instead is some type of faux leather that I stick to like no other car I've ever driven.

Scott says the heated seats are fantastic. I have no need or desire to test his claim.

Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 2,355 miles

  • Full Review
  • Pricing & Specs
  • Road Tests
  • Comparison
  • Long-Term

Leave a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Past Long-Term Road Tests