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Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Sedan (2nd-gen, FCB130)

NEX score 67%

Product Overview

The 2nd-generation Toyota Mirai is constructed on Toyota's latest rear-wheel-drive modular platform, GA-L. The GA-L platform is engineered to accommodate the hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, amongst others. The new platform enhances handling dynamics and design.
With a new 3-tank layout and fully-redesigned fuel-cell system, the 2nd-gen Mirai reaches a range of 650 km, a 30% increase over its predecessor. Updates on the fuel cell system also achieves significant reductions in the size and weight of all principal components; combined with the new RWD layout, the new Mirai achieves dramatic improvement in driving dynamics.
The new Mirai has a design echoes what many would have expected a Lexus GS would be, though the latter has been cancelled.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • No emissions in use
  • Decent fuel efficiency
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 67% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Decent fuel cell performance
  • Impressive range
  • Fantastic fuel-cell power
  • Sleek design
  • Sleek styling
Cons
  • Lack of charging infrastructure
  • Not as quiet as its predecessor
  • Lack of charging stations
  • Not the most efficient
  • Expensive for what you get
  • Cheap to run in the UK
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Specifications

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated disc - 4 pot fixed calliper
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated disc - 2 pot fixed
Power Steering
Electric
Suspension | Front
High mounted Multilink
Suspension | Rear
Low mounted Multilink
Tire Size
235/55 R19 (front) / 245/45 R20 (rear)
Turning Circle
12.6 m (body) / 11.6 m (tire)
Weight Distribution
50:50

Construction

Battery | Capacity
4Ah, 84 cells, 310.8V, 44.6kg
Platform
GA-L

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
150 mm
Size | Height
1480 mm
Size | Length
4975 mm
Size | Width
1885 mm
Track Width | Front
1610 mm
Track Width | Rear
1605 mm
Weight
1900-1950 kg
Wheel Size
19 inch (front) / 20 inch (rear)
Wheelbase
2920 mm

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.2 sec
Coefficient Of Drag
0.29
Electric Range
650 km
Top Speed
175 km/h

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
RWD
Engine | Power
134 kw / 182 hp Motor Generator | 128 kw / 174 hp Fuel Cell
Engine | Torque
300 Nm Motor Generator
Engine | Type
Permanent magnet synchronous motor powered by hydrogen fuel cell
Fuel Capacity
142.2L / 5.6kg (Liquid Hydrogen)

Production

Debut
2020-11-30
Made In
Japan
Model Name
FCB130

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 60%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The new Mirai is rear-wheel drive, and between the bonnet and the rear wheels there are three hydrogen tanks rather than a drivetrain. Between them, they hold 5.6kg of hydrogen. The Mirai weighs 1950kg, which is quite heavy, but a BEV of the same size and range would weigh more. Toyota still isn’t going to sell as many Mirais as it does Camrys.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Bigger and better-looking than its predecessor
  • Lots of room for fuel cells
Cons
  • Not as quiet as its predecessor

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The new Toyota Mirai has been comprehensively overhauled. Fuel cell stack is smaller and lighter with 330 cells, down from 370. Output has increased from 153bhp to 180bhp, and drive is now sent to the rear, rather than front, wheels. A third high-pressure hydrogen tank has been added, with the combined storage of 5.6kg of liquefied hydrogen enough to offer a range of around 400 miles.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Bigger and lighter than the original
  • Improved fuel cell stack
Cons
  • Cheap to run in the UK
  • Lack of charging infrastructure

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score 64%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Toyota Mirai is more powerful, more luxurious and better equipped than the first-gen. Prices now start from £49,995 - the best part of ten grand for the performance. The ride is forgiving - even on top spec Design Premium Pack trim's 20-inch wheels. The car is neatly balanced front to rear, so it feels stable and predictable.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Impressive range
Cons
  • Lack of charging stations
  • Not the most efficient

carmagazine[4]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
Fuel cell stack has been shrunk from 33 to 24 litres, and resulting power climbs by half to 5.4kW/litre. Soundproofing is ace, assisted by zero moving parts in fuel cells. Light steering is effortless, steady but accurate, and the suspension softly-sprung.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek styling
  • Smooth, quiet ride
  • Decent fuel cell performance
Cons
  • Cheap to run

cnet[5]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The Mirai's rear-wheel-drive architecture is shared with the larger Lexus LS. With a starting MSRP of $50,455, the new Mirai is more than $9,000 cheaper than the old model. Toyota estimates a 9.2-second 0-to-60-mph time.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic fuel-cell power
  • Sleek styling
  • Smooth ride
Cons
  • Expensive for what you get

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Toyota Mirai 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/toyota/mirai/first-drives/toyota-mirai-2021-uk-review. 2020-11-30. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Toyota Mirai Design Premium 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/toyota/mirai/first-drives/toyota-mirai-design-premium-2021-uk-review. 2021-05-04. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
3. ^ New Toyota Mirai 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/toyota/mirai/353754/new-toyota-mirai-2021-review. 2021-05-03. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
4. ^ New Toyota Mirai review: the second-gen hydrogen car, driven. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/toyota/mirai-hydrogen/. 2020-11-30. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ 2021 Toyota Mirai first drive review: Like a hydrogen-powered Lexus. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-toyota-mirai-preview/. 2020-12-16. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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