The redesigned 2021 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan, which went on sale late last year, has luxurious styling, a longer range and a significantly lower starting price than its predecessor. The second-generation Mirai is built on Toyota's GA-L modular platform for luxury rear-wheel-drive cars. The XLE base trim has an EPA-estimated range of 402 miles, a 30 percent improvement over the outgoing version. Here's a roundup of Mirai reviews from the automotive media.
"With only 182 hp and 221 pound-feet of motivational force, the Mirai isn't exactly quick. Toyota estimates a 9.2-second 0-to-60-mph time, which sounds about right to me. Sure, you get the instant torque delivery of an electric motor, but that's still a whole lot of Mirai to move around.
Once it's up and moving, however, the Mirai is pretty good to drive. The steering is light and vague (it's a Toyota), but the independent front and rear suspensions, as well as the ideal 50:50 weight distribution, mean the Mirai is surprisingly competent on winding roads. Those Lexus underpinnings shine when the Mirai is just cruising on the highway, resulting in a buttery smooth ride, even on my Limited tester's upsized 20-inch wheels with 245/45-series tires. The cabin is super quiet at all times and that JBL sound system can easily drown out any weird fuel-cell drivetrain noise that might make its way into the cabin. I won't go so far as to call the Mirai sporty, even with these RWD bones, but again, if you told me this was a Lexus, I'd totally believe you."
-- Steven Ewing, Roadshow by CNET