2016 Toyota Mirai: Not a Fan of the Seats
by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on April 28, 2016
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