The second generation Toyota Mirai is a car to consider if you can get it where you live and a somewhat distorted interest in the future of driving – her not cheap, exactly, and Chevy Bolts now are pretty cheap. Still, the 2021 Mirai just got a lot cheaper compared to last year’s model.
The Mirai in 2021 will start at $ 9,050 less than the Mirai 2020, according to Toyota, or $ 49,500. That is for the base version, which Toyota calls the XLE; the fancier trim, called Limited, starts at $ 66,000. Lease prices start at $ 499 per month for the XLE trim and $ 549 per month for the Limited. But with the Mirai, the starting price and the lease price are really just the beginning, as Toyota also costs $ 15,000 in fuel and a free rental car for 21 days in the first three years. There are alreadyso various state and federal grants, which can go up north of $ 10,000 depending on where you live.
All of which can be combined to make the cost of a new Mirai more enjoyable, although many – as not most – people will lease them instead of buying them directly. Toyota says the 2021 Mirai will also have a much better range than the outgoing model: 402 miles, or 30 percent more than the 2020 model.
And while Toyota did not explain the Mirai’s price drop, it is now considerably less than its two main competitors, the Hyundai Nexo and the Honda Clarity, each of which start at over $ 58,000. For whatever reason, Toyota still believes that hydrogen fuel cells are part of the futureeven as many other people have tentatively argued hydrogen is pretty bad.
I’m not convinced yet, but I respect Toyota’s dedication to the cause.