- the 2021 toyota mirai fuel-cell vehicle, out later in december, gets an impressive price reduction of $9090 compared with the outgoing model.
- the vehicle will be available in two trims: the $50,455 xle and the $66,955 limited.
- all mirais will come with a $15,000 fuel credit and 21 days of free car rentals, too.
price drops are common enough in the automotive world: a few hundred here, a few hundred there. but the cash difference between the 2021 toyota mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle and the previous generation is rather extreme at $9090. that’s a huge gap between the vehicles and probably enough that a few folks who bought the current 2020 mirai may be subject to extreme buyer's remorse.
the 2021 toyota mirai starts at $50,455, while the 2020 mirai will empty your bank account to the tune of $59,545. for those looking for a more premium mirai experience, toyota has introduced a limited trim level for 2021 that starts at $66,955. this pricier fuel-cell vehicle comes with a moonroof, 19-inch black aluminum wheels (20-inchers are an $1120 option), rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated front and rear seats, three climate zones, a parking assistant, and a host of other standard features.
buying a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle might not be in the cards for most, considering the lack of nationwide infrastructure, so toyota has a starting lease price of $499 for the xle and $549 for the limited trim level. whether purchased or leased, all new mirais come with a $15,000 credit for hydrogen fuel and 21 days of complimentary vehicle rentals for the first three years of ownership. presumably that's for times when owners want to drive beyond the limits of the hydrogen-fueling infrastructure.
as of now, that infrastructure is pretty much limited to california. if enough fueling stations open up in other states, toyota will likely sell the vehicle in those regions, but for now, it’s a california-only sedan. the 2021 mirai is expected to go on sale later this month.