Here’s one for the drivers who see the future in Hydrogen-powered cars: The 2022 Toyota Mirai. Boasting some impressive fuel efficiency scores and coming with some of the best stylistic choices made on a Toyota product, we’ve been amazed by how this EV has stood out against the steep competition. Although the price tag is on the expensive side and the acceleration is lacking, we still feel it’s a proof-of-concept that’s sure to win over fans. This 2022 Toyota Mirai review will go into the features and specs that make this modern EV a special one should you be able to maintain it.
The 2022 Toyota Mirai comes into the scene without any major changes when compared to last year’s model. The roster of 2022 Toyota Mirai colors still includes the following options: Hydro Blue, Oxygen White, Heavy Metal, Black, and Supersonic Red.
The 2022 Toyota Mirai price point is split between the two models made available by the company. The XLE contains all the standard features many have come to expect out of Toyota’s products while the Limited model has additional safety features made available to it. If you’re one for features such as Toyota’s Advanced Drive and Advanced Park technologies, then you’ll want to go for the Limited trim level. Below is our 2022 Toyota Mirai cost table detailing the various MSRPs of the two different models:
|2022 Toyota Mirai XLE||$49,500*|
|2022 Toyota Mirai Limited||$66,000*|
As with any other vehicle from the company’s lineup, the 2022 Toyota Mirai lease price is dependent on the deals specified in their lease program. Alongside partnered car dealerships, special deals and lease offers are all available for you to make use of. Make sure to check out their official site and talk to your preferred car dealer for more information.
The 2022 Toyota Mirai’s specs make good detail of the specialized powertrain in use for this unique vehicle. This EV makes use of Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous Electric Motors to produce 182 horsepower and a torque level of 300 pounds-feet. The Mirai takes 9.2 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph and is classified as a Zero Emission Vehicle, great for those who want a performance car that’s also eco-friendly. Only a rear-wheel drive configuration is available for both models of the Toyota Mirai that’s paired with a 1-speed CVT transmission. Eco, Normal, and Sport driving modes are toggleable in case of specific road conditions.
Since the Toyota Mirai is a Hydrogen-powered car, it makes use of a Lithium-ion Drive Battery for additional power. It has an output of 310.8 volts and has a battery capacity of 1.24 kWh.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
According to the released EPA estimates of the Toyota Mirai’s fuel efficiency scores, the XLE wins out as the most fuel-efficient of the two. The Limited model has a reduced efficiency of up to 9 Combined/MPG with other reductions across the board. With the Mirai using Hydrogen Fuel Cells, it makes it difficult to drive outside of areas that lack sufficient infrastructure for Hydrogen-fueled cars. This limits the Mirai to areas within places like California which has a decent amount of Hydrogen Fueling Stations. Below is a table detailing the various MPG estimates of the 2022 Toyota Mirai:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Toyota Mirai XLE||76||71||74|
|2022 Toyota Mirai Limited||67||64||65|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Toyota has poured its best creative resources onto the 2022 Toyota Mirai interior in an attempt to blend its design with the stylish and modern exterior. The inside’s layout has a futuristic vibe to it which is further enhanced with the additional features found on the Limited trim level. The passenger capacity of the Mirai is enough for 5 passengers to be seated comfortably on heated seats. Although the base model keeps that feature only for the front passengers, the Limited model fixes that by bringing it to the rear seats and even adds ventilation for all passengers. SofTex material makes up the upholstery material that envelops the passenger seats. The cargo capacity of the Toyota Mirai is measured to be around 9.6 cubic feet, quite a small space that’s only enough for a few small bags and items to be stowed away.
The infotainment suite for the two models of the 2022 Toyota Mirai makes use of a 12.3-inch touchscreen as the main interface between passengers and the system. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are all compatible with the system as well as Amazon Alexa. Bluetooth features are standard to both versions of the Mirai for both media streaming and the hands-free operation of mobile phones. There’s also an additional 3-month Platinum Trial for SiriusXM’s satellite radio made available for all drivers of the Mirai. The audio system for both models is a 14-speaker sound system with a subwoofer and amplifier unit sourced from JBL. Various connected services are made available as well such as Safety Connect, Wi-Fi Connect, Service Connect, Remote Connect, and Destination Assist.
The 2022 Toyota Mirai stays faithful to the roster of standard safety features made available throughout Toyota’s different products. Each model of the Mirai comes with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ Suite which comes with a slew of different driver-assistive features. These include Pre-Collision Systems, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure, Lane Tracing Assists, and a Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control feature. Both models also come with a Blind Spot Monitor that has Rear Cross-Traffic Alerts. Advanced Drive and Advanced Park are only available on the Limited trim level with the former of these features needing a subscription after the first 10 years.
Toyota’s warranty plans start with their basic warranty plan which spans 3 years or the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Next is their powertrain warranty which can be availed of for the first 5 years with a mileage limit of 60,000 miles driven. There is also the Fuel-Cell-System-Related Component warranty coverage which lasts for a total of 8 years with a mileage limit of 100,000 miles driven.