2017 Toyota Mirai vs. Its Competition

2017 Toyota Mirai

Competitors for the Toyota Mirai are debatable, though they're likely fully or partially zero-emission vehicles.

The only other one that costs more than $50,000 is the Tesla Model S, some models of which have close to 300 miles of range.

The Tesla electric sedan is better-looking, has far stronger performance, holds five people, and benefits from the nationwide Supercharger network of DC fast-charging stations.

Toyota's own new Prius Prime plug-in hybrid is the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S., with 25 miles of rated electric range and 54 mpg combined after that, at half the price of a Mirai.

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt has the highest electric range of any plug-in hybrid, and 42-mpg combined fuel efficiency as well—though both the Volt and the Prius Prime do still have gasoline engines.

Then there's the Nissan Leaf, the world's best-selling battery-electric car—but its range is only a third to a quarter that of the Mirai.

Finally, the new Honda Clarity will launch first as a fuel-cell sedan before adding all-electric and plug-in hybrid models over the next year.

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Quick Specs
4.8
The 2017 Toyota Mirai sedan has polarizing styling, seats only four, has little acceleration at highway speeds, and can be fueled only in limited regions; while Toyota says it's the future, potential buyers may want to wait and see.
7.7
The 2017 Chevy Volt offers excellent fuel efficiency, and refined driving, improving on its predecessor in every way that counts.
6.0
The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell steps up to a mid-size form, drives like a battery-electric car, and earns a range rating of 365 miles—but you're still tethered to a hydrogen fueling network.
5.8
Eclipsed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV's 200-mile-plus range, the Nissan Leaf is best enjoyed with the substantial discounts dealers are eager to offer.
8.3
The 2017 Tesla Model S is unlike any other car on the road for several reasons—good and bad.
MSRP From    
$57,500$33,220N/A$30,680$68,000
Gas Mileage    
66 MPG City / 66 MPG Hwy43 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy
Engine    
ElectricGas/Electric I4ElectricElectricElectric
EPA Class    
Mid-Size CarsCompact CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsLarge Cars
Style Name    
Sedan5-Door HB LTSedanS Hatchback60 RWD *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
45555
Passenger Doors    
N/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanHatchbackSedanHatchbackHatchback
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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