2018 Toyota Mirai Sedan
- The 2018 Toyota Mirai is unchanged
- Part of the first Mirai generation introduced for 2016
- Long driving range bests most other battery electrics
- Comfortable and quiet to drive
- Limited production guarantees exclusivity
- Doesn't feel as expensive as it is
- Available only in California
- Hydrogen stations are few and far between
2018 Toyota Mirai Sedan pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Mirai does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
If you're looking to stop burning fossil fuels for transportation but you don't find the driving range and recharging times of battery electric cars to be sufficient, the 2018 Toyota Mirai may be perfect.
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, such as the Mirai, convert pressurized hydrogen into electricity that is used to drive an electric motor. Because they are electrically powered, there are no tailpipe emissions. Yet with its tanks full of hydrogen, the Mirai can go about 300 miles, which is more than most other similarly priced battery electric cars, and you can fill it up at a hydrogen refueling station in just a few minutes.
The main issue is that while you can quickly refuel a Mirai with hydrogen, the lack of filling stations will curb your desire for one. For 2018, there are just a handful of stations in California and none in the rest of the country. Also, with seating for four and no fold-down rear seats, the Mirai might not be the best for family use.
Trim levels & features
Sales of the 2018 Toyota Mirai are restricted to California because the Golden State is the only state with a hydrogen refueling infrastructure sufficient to support a reasonable driving pattern. As a hydrogen fuel cell car, the Mirai is a laboratory on wheels. Toyota is limiting the production of Mirais to a relatively small number, so all Mirais will be equipped identically, with only one trim level and no options.
It comes pretty well-equipped, though. All Mirais have keyless ignition and entry, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, a navigation system, premium audio, eight-way power-adjustable, and heated seats and a heated steering wheel. It's plenty comfortable.
The fuel cell electric powertrain develops 151 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque. The EPA gives the Mirai a 66 miles per kilogram of hydrogen (mpkg) estimate. The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell rates 67 mpkg. Read more about the Mirai's real-world fuel efficiency in our Mirai long-term test.
Noise & vibration5
Ease of use3
Getting in/getting out4
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Mirai safety features:
- Pre-Collision System
- Automatically applies brakes when it detects a likely collision to reduce severity of the crash.
- Lane Departure Alert
- Provides visual and auditory alerts when the system detects an imminent lane departure.
- Automatic High Beams
- Switches the headlights' high-beam setting on and off automatically depending on circumstances.
Toyota Mirai vs. the competition
2018 Toyota Mirai
2018 Honda Clarity
Toyota Mirai vs. Honda Clarity
The Clarity is the only other hydrogen fuel cell car that's readily available in California. It is filled with just as many technology features as the Mirai, but they are easier to use thanks to some similarities with other Honda products. It's a little smaller than the Mirai, but that also makes it slightly more efficient.
Toyota Mirai vs. Chevrolet Bolt EV
The Bolt doesn't have as much range as the Mirai, and it's smaller, but interior space is actually more useful thanks to its fold-flat rear seats. When equipped with DC fast charging, the Bolt becomes easy to live with, especially considering the number of charging stations that are now available nationwide.
Toyota Mirai vs. Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid
With a combination of gasoline engine and rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the Ioniq PHEV is a good toe-in-the-water test to see how tolerant you are of alternative energy sources. Unlike the Mirai, with its limited fuel availability, the Ioniq PHEV will run happily on regular gasoline and electricity. Of course, you're still burning fossil fuels, but at least the Ioniq is miserly with its fuel.
2018 Toyota Mirai Sedan Overview
The 2018 Toyota Mirai Sedan is offered in the following styles: 4dr Sedan (electric DD).
What do people think of the 2018 Toyota Mirai Sedan?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Toyota Mirai Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Mirai Sedan 1 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Mirai Sedan.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Toyota Mirai Sedan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Mirai Sedan featuring deep dives into trim levels including Base, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2018 Toyota Mirai Sedan here.
Our Review Process
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Toyota Mirai?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.