2017 Toyota Mirai consumer reviews

$57,500 starting MSRP
side view of 2017 Mirai Toyota
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.5
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A Great Car for the Right Person

Owning a Mirai is an adventure. First of all, understand that you are not buying a gasoline vehicle with stations at practically every corner. Secondly, there's a reason these cars are priced the way they are, because ownership requires a bit of patience and flexibility. As a previous owner of a 2010 Toyota Prius, the Mirai was a step up in performance and technology. The car comes with practically every feature you would want in car including heated seats, heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, and satellite radio. The car has more responsive acceleration than the Prius. Over the months that I've owned the car, I've received several compliments regarding the futuristic exterior styling. The only real downsides are the smallish trunk and the lack of a physical spare (it comes with a tire repair kit). Also of note is that the vehicle only seats four people. Even before the generous fuel subsidy provided by Toyota, it is one of the least expensive sedans on the market today (it's often cheaper than a Corolla, which doesn't come with many of its features). Unlike EV charging stations that seem randomly placed, hydrogen fueling stations are strategically placed and cover residents of the Greater Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area fairly well. If you live or work in the Inland Empire, you might want to wait for a few more stations to open. Refueling requires a bit more planning than a gas powered vehicle because the infrastructure is still in its infancy, so don't wait until the last minute to fill up. PLEASE NOTE: Before you purchase this vehicle make sure there are at least two hydrogen fueling stations near your residence and/or work, because stations do go offline regularly for maintenance or to replenish fuel supplies. The vehicle is relatively low maintenance and inexpensive to maintain, but every 35,000 miles the ion filter needs to be replaced, which will set you back about $600 or so. If buying a used vehicle around 35,000 or 70,000 miles, check to see if the ion filter has been replaced and factor that into your decision.


Toyota makes great vehicles!

When the car working at full functionality it runs and operates amazingly! Satisfied with the product! It is nice switching to a car that runs well and good for the environment.


Quite performance from hydrogen...300 miles/tank

Very quite, smooth and comfortable PLUS use carpool lane and FasTrak at no cost. Monthly lease is less than the 2014 plug-in Prius I replaced.


Futuristic, fun to drive but not idea for families

If you are looking for a fuel efficient, fun to drive, sporty, futuristic car that makes everyone's head turn, this is the car. The Mirai is a unique car that has a lot to offer. The downside to this car is that it's tough if you have small kids that require car seats. The installation process is long and if you have kids in boosters its hard to fit your hand between the seat to clip the seat belt in. If you don't fall into this category, than you will love driving this car.