by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on September 30, 2016
For the return voyage on our alt-fuel road trip from Santa Monica to Lake Tahoe, Dan Edmunds and I switch cars. This time, I'll be in our long-term 2016 Toyota Mirai and he'll take the 2016 Tesla Model X.
There's a wrinkle, though.
by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on June 22, 2016
Heavy steering can be good. And heavy steering can be bad. In the case of the 2016 Toyota Mirai it is both. Let me explain...
by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on May 5, 2016
The hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain in our long-term 2016 Toyota Mirai separates it from every other vehicle in our fleet. We have a 2016 Chevrolet Volt, a 2016 Tesla Model X and a 2016 Toyota Prius, but nothing on the market directly compares to the Mirai.
This unusual powertrain doesn't mean it has a driving character that's totally out of whack with what you expect in a modern car. In fact, it behaves pretty much like a pure EV. Read ahead to see if it performs just like one.
by Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief on April 14, 2016
Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, Santa Monica, Playa del Rey, Burbank, Irvine, Costa Mesa and back to Santa Monica.
In just two days our new long-term 2016 Toyota Mirai and I covered this route together, which added up to 237.7 miles of driving.
Spend that many miles in that little amount of time behind the wheel and you learn a lot about a car. Here are five things I learned about the fuel-cell powered Mirai.
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.