2016 Toyota Mirai: Trunk Is Larger Than It Looks
by Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief on April 21, 2016
In our complete review of the fuel-cell powered 2016 Toyota Mirai we wrote, "Because the car was designed from the start to be a fuel-cell vehicle, the bulky fuel tanks and battery don't intrude much into either cabin or trunk space. The Mirai's trunk isn't as large as that of most conventional cars its size, but it's still roomy enough to handle typical chores like grocery shopping or runs to Target."
Poppycock, I thought, as I opened the decklid to our newly received silver long-term Mirai. I took one look at the Mirai's trunk space, and thought, "There's no way I'm getting four wheels in there."
I was wrong of course. They did fit. Easily.
Oddly, Toyota doesn't offer an official cubic foot measurement of the Mirai's trunk. Per our tape measure it's 21-inch deep and 50-inch wide, and to my surprise, that was more than enough space to haul my four 1970s vintage 15x8.5-inch slot mags, which came into my possession a few years ago after a weak Craigslist moment.
Well, what comes around goes around, including slot mags. They went back on Craigslist, then in the trunk of the Mirai and are now the property of a very kind Disney employee named Robert who plans to install them on his 1976 El Camino.
By the way, I can guarantee you I'm the first person on earth to ever haul aluminum slot mags from the '70s in a fuel cell vehicle. And I think that's pretty cool.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 2,545 miles