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Review: 2019 Toyota Mirai

Review: 2019 Toyota Mirai

The Mirai, meaning “future” in Japanese, was first introduced in 2014 and is the first fuel-cell car offered for sale. This midsize car has an aerodynamic exterior styling and provides a comfortable, quiet interior for up to four occupants. The Mirai is sold only in the state of California since it has the refueling infrastructure with approximately twenty refuel locations throughout the state. Longo Toyota, located in the Los Angeles area, is one of only four Mirai dealers in the southern California market. The new 2019 Mirai is available, so come on in and experience the future of driving.

Performance

The 2019 Mirai is powered by two hydrogen tanks and an electric motor and utilizes a front-wheel drivetrain. The powertrain generates up to 151-hp and 247 lb-ft of torque and has an EPA-estimated driving range of 312 miles. When it's time to fill up, you only have to plan for about five minutes to refuel. This fuel-cell car is a zero-emissions vehicle with the only actual emission being water.

Comfort and Technology

Comfort is provided with SofTex®-trimmed seats, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 8-way power adjustable driver and front passenger seats. The Toyota Mirai comes standard with many technology features including the Entune™ 3.0 multimedia system, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, Siri® Eyes Free, HD Radio™, navigation, Wi-Fi Connect, Qi-compatible wireless charging, two USB ports, keyless ignition, and front doors with a touch-sensor lock and unlock element. The JBL® premium audio system with Clari-Fi technology will project your favorite music through its eleven speakers.

Safety

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 comes standard and includes lane departure alert with steering assist and road edge detection, dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision with pedestrian detection, a sway warning system, automatic high beams, and road sign assist. The standard Star Safety System incorporates brake assist, traction control, enhanced vehicle stability control, a four-wheel anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-force distribution, and smart stop technology. The Mirai also integrates a backup camera, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking assist sonar, rain-sensing windshield wipers with heated windshield wiper de-icer, and an advanced 8-airbag system.

Pricing

Starting at $58,500 MSRP

So many reasons to buy the Mirai including 3 years/$15,000 worth of complimentary fuel

* MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $975 for cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, Yaris Liftback, 86, Corolla, Corolla iM, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Avalon HV), $1,095 for small/medium trucks, SUV’s and van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,495 for large SUV’s (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,495 for large truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called a “Deliver, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

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