The 2016 Toyota Mirai is an overall new model offered by the company for its lovers.
In the history of popular Toyota cars, this car is believed to bring future for the people. After all in Japanese, its name means “the future”. The company executives claim that this car will make people forget about the Pirus, BMW i3, and the Tesla Model S. It is because the Mirai has Hydrogen fuel cell technology and this is the first step towards the next century automobiles.
The beauty of the hydrogen fuel cars is that they offer all the benefits that are offered by the electric vehicles without being restricted by a charging cord. The 2016 Toyota Mirai optimizes this formula with a lighter, less expensive and small fuel efficient system. Moreover on the road the Mirai offers 300 miles of range leaving most of the electric cars far behind.
The only thing that limits the future of the 2016 Toyota Mirai is that there are not much public hydrogen stations. At the moment they are available in California only. Toyota representatives say that they will be launching the vehicle in other parts as well; as soon as public Hydrogen stations become easily accessible to people. In case you are not overly concerned with this Hydrogen fuel safety then considering buying this car is a good decision indeed.
The company has given an exterior look to the vehicle making it stand out of the crowd. It has been well adorned with the scoops, accent lines, radical angles and curves. Internal features are well impressive with the space ship instrument shape. The car has four seats and engineers of the company say that adding place for fifth seta would add up to the weight of the car and it will finally affect the performance and the range of the car and hence there is no middle seat in the car.
Driving impressions of the 2016 Toyota Mirai:
Ride in the 2016 Toyota Mirai is of high quality, comfortable and smooth. Thanks to the sleek structure and weight that the car is pretty much safe around the turns. Suspension and steering feedback are very much numb. It must be well kept in mind that this car must not be bought for thrill or adventures to dance along tortuous mountain routes or through corners.
Overall torque of the 2016 Toyota Mirai is available for you as soon as you start decreasing the accelerator. The vehicle feels quick from zero to 40 miles per hour. In addition it is worth stating that acceleration on highway is sluggish.
Brakes of the vehicle are pretty much firm and this system will not allow you to bring your car to dead speed without using the brake pedal. Also it will not alarm you sudden jerk as soon as you lift off the accelerator pedal.
Cabin of the 2016 Toyota Mirai remains very quiet due to no background noise. When the car is at lower speed, the humming hydrogen pump, clicking hydrogen pump as well as whining air compressor can be heard faintly but they are never intrusive.
Special features of the 2016 Toyota Mirai:
Soft touch materials are found in the car as soon as the users come in to contact with the interior of the vehicle. Finishing and fitting of the vehicle is excellent in every manner. Also controls and instrumentation is pretty much user friendly. You will not be able to see anything behind the steering wheel where there are usually gauges.
The front seats are supportive, roomy and yet grippy. They offer plenty of room to rest head, hips and legs in all the four seating positions. Heated rear seats and large armrest have been separated with the help of an integrated storage bin. Looking downwards, the storage compartments of the console center are very small.
As the car was built keeping in view to fuel cell vehicle, therefore the bulky batteries and fuel tanks do not intervene in to the cabin and trunk. The trunk of the 2016 Toyota Mirai is not very large like the conventional cars but even then it is still roomy enough to handle chores like grocery shopping etc.
Safety features offered by the 2016 Toyota Mirai:
There are several safety features offered by the 2016 Toyota Mirai. These are as follows:
- antilock disc brakes
- traction and stability control
- front and rear side airbags
- a rearview camera
- lane-departure alert
- a blind-spot monitor
- adaptive cruise control
- a frontal collision mitigation system with automatic braking
The car offers 151 horsepower and 247 pound feet of torque. The company claims that Mirai reaches to 60 miles per hour in just 9 seconds. Top speed offered by the car is 111 miles per hour. Toyota says that Mirai is capable of traveling upto 300 miles while carrying 5 kilograms of pressurized hydrogen with it.