by Michael Massey, Vehicle Testing Assistant on November 2, 2016
I popped the trunk on our 2016 Toyota Mirai for the first time before driving three friends to a reality-show dinner party. What I saw concerned me. There's a bump in the cargo floor due to the rear hydrogen tank and battery, which are stacked on top of each other.
It didn't look like there was much space left over.
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."
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on April 11, 2016
There are so many aspects of our 2016 Toyota Mirai that are unusual. Thankfully, the trunk isn't one of them. Sure, it's not as big as it could be thanks to the twin tanks of compressed hydrogen hiding underneath the floor, but as you can see there's still more than enough room for a standard set of golf clubs.
by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on April 8, 2016
With sales starting late last year, the 2016 Toyota Mirai qualifies as the first fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle (FCHEV) available for public sale in North America. That's a big deal. The technology has been simmering in the background for a couple of decades, but Toyota has now reached the point where it feels comfortable selling it outright.