2021 Toyota Mirai: Redesign, Pricing, Release Date

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - November 18, 2020

Model Preview

The Toyota Mirai burst onto the scene in 2014 as the first-ever hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle available for consumer purchase. It arrived to praise for its eco-friendly powertrain and snickers for its odd design, but Toyota looks to make good on this with the fully redesigned 2021 Mirai.

The 2021 Toyota Mirai will arrive with an all-new, more traditional four-door coupe design. Up front, it’ll feature a smoother hood, rounded nose, large lower grille, LED daytime running lights, and swept-back headlights. Down the sides, smooth sheet metal, 19- or 20-inch wheels, and a coupelike C-pillar give it a sleek and more upscale look. Around back, the Mirai will show off a more forward-looking design with a tapered rear end and a full-width brake light bar.

Toyota hasn’t offered many details on the 2021 Mirai’s five-passenger cabin, but the few details include leatherette upholstery, contrast stitching, and blue and copper accents. Toyota did offer many details on the Mirai’s new in-cabin features, including its standard 12.3-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 14-speaker JBL audio system with subwoofer, 8-inch digital gauge cluster, wireless phone charging tray, dual-zone climate control, manual rear sunshades, and more.

The range-topping Limited trim will add more premium goodies like a head-up display, navigation, tri-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, a power rear sunshade, a rear touchscreen control panel, a 360-degree camera, and more.

Toyota Mirai

Toyota offered no details on the 2021 Mirai’s powertrain, but we expect this to remain similar to the current model. Of course, this powertrain will be a hydrogen fuel cell, which uses the energy created by hydrogen and water fusing to power a 153-horsepower electric motor in the current Mirai.

The 2021 Mirai will come standard with the newest Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ suite of safety gear. This package will include automatic emergency braking with daytime bicycle detection and low-light pedestrian detection. It’ll also gain intersection support, which detects an oncoming vehicle or pedestrian when making a left-hand turn and provides warnings or applies the brakes to prevent a collision if you attempt to into oncoming traffic or toward a pedestrian. Other standard safety gear will include evasive steering, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane-departure alert, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam headlights, and road-sign assist.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2021 Toyota Mirai will hit showrooms in December 2020 in XLE and Limited trim levels.

Toyota hasn’t revealed the 2021 Mirai’s price yet, but we expect to see a mild increase from its $59,545 (destination fees included) base price. Plus, we expect a higher starting price for the new range-topping Limited trim.

This hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle will compete with the Honda Clarity, Hyundai NEXO, and Toyota Prius.

Learn more about the current Mirai on sale now »

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