If hydrogen gasoline cell automobiles are your factor, there are plenty of good causes to purchase the all-new 2021 Toyota Mirai over the outgoing model. Now that Toyota has introduced pricing, you have got nearly 10,000 extra.
The 2021 Toyota Mirai XLE begins at $50,495, which is sort of $10,000 lower than its forebear. Toyota has additionally added a second mannequin to the Mirai line, the Restricted, which options upgraded inside trim, rear-seat local weather management, a panoramic moonroof, and some different odds and ends, and lists for $66,995.
No matter trim, each 2021 Mirai contains complimentary upkeep for 3 years or 35,000 miles, in addition to $15,000 or three years’ price of hydrogen gasoline, whichever you burn via first. Mirai drivers additionally get 21 days of free automotive leases ought to they should journey someplace with restricted hydrogen fueling stations (i.e. most locations).
The 2021 Toyota Mirai advantages from an improved driving vary, too, which the Environmental Safety Company (EPA) claims can journey as much as 402 miles between refills in XLE guise. The Mirai Restricted, which is about 80 kilos heavier than its XLE counterpart and options grippier tires, is EPA-rated at 399 miles of vary. Nonetheless, it tops the outgoing Mirai’s 357-mile determine.
The very best argument for the brand new Mirai over the outdated one comes all the way down to its appears to be like. Like the original 2001 Prius, the first-generation Mirai is … how can we are saying this politely … actually friggin’ ugly. Few automobiles in historical past have managed to look fairly as dorky. The brand new 2021 Toyota Mirai stands in sharp distinction—a genuinely enticing automotive that might simply move for a Lexus. The brand new Mirai’s proportions remind us of a rear-drive luxurious sedan, and that is not a completely false pretense, because the automotive’s 182-hp electrical motor does certainly drive the rear wheels.
If you happen to’re able to spend that 50 massive on some hydrogen gasoline cell-powered sexiness, your wait is sort of over, as the brand new Mirai is scheduled to go on sale earlier than the tip of the 12 months. One caveat. In order for you one, you may must make your strategy to California. It is the one state Toyota plans to promote the Mirai in. No shock, it is also the one state with a halfway-decent hydrogen fueling infrastructure.