The 2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell is a small crossover that features the hydrogen fuel cell system and is the only SUV to even have it. This vehicle is unique but has a lot of things holding it back. It’s only sold in California and doesn’t have much capability outside of areas with Hyrdrogen Fueling stations. Although its got a great cabin for cargo capacity and its astounding fuel efficiency are all great additions, we feel that its still quite a niche choice. This 2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell review will look into the specs and features that put this unique SUV in a league of its own.
One of the only new additions to the Nexo Fuel Cell lineup is the addition of a 10.3-inch driver’s digital gauge. Other than that, there’s no other changes made to the 2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell for this release year.
The 2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell price varies between the two trim levels made available for buyers. The base model is the Nexo Fuel Cell Blue, already fitted with most of the features found on the lineup. The Limited model improves upon the previous model by adding additional comforts, technology, and premium features unique to the trim level. Only 4 options are available when it comes to the roster of 2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell colors. These include Copper Metallic, White Pearl, Shimmering Silver, and Deep Sea. Below is our 2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell cost table which details the starting MSRPs of each model:
|2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell Blue||$59,435*|
|2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell Limited||$62,885*|
If you’re looking for a cost-effective way of grabbing a Hyundai Nexo for yourself, you might want to consider the many lease deals and financing options offered online. The 2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell lease price is listed on their official site alongside the offers given by their preferred car dealers. Make sure to check these out to make sure you’re getting the best deal you can within the local area.
The 2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell specs sheet shows off the unique hydrogen fuel system that’s being used here. It runs off a Permanent Magnet Electric Motor that produces a power output of 120kW or 161 horsepower. It also has a torque output of 291 pounds-feet across both models. This is all paired with a Front-wheel drivetrain system and a single-speed reduction gear transmission type. Both models do feature a set of selectable drive modes: Comfort, ECO, and ECO Plus. Steering is provided by a rack-and-pinion steering gear with a motor-driven power steering system lightening the steering feel while keeping it steady. It uses a front suspension composed of MacPherson struts with gas dampers and stabilizer bars. The rear suspension is of a multi-link type with gas shock absorbers and stabilizer bars.
The Nexo Fuel Cell makes use of a Lithium-ion Polymer battery pack that has a voltage of 240V and an output of 40kW. It features a charge/discharge efficiency of 95.3% and helps to achieve a full system power output of 135kW.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
With the 2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell running off a hydrogen fuel source, its fuel efficiency is well beyond that of traditional models. The EPA has released their MPG estimates for the vehicle and revealed that the Blue model has a score of 61 MPG/Combined while the Limited scored 57 MPG/Combined. Both are capable of driving ranges that reach well above the 300-mile mark. Below are the MPG scores of the 2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell models made available to buyers:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Nexo Fuel Cell Blue||65||58||61|
|2022 Nexo Fuel Cell Limited||59||54||57|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The 2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell arrives with a 5-seat passenger capacity that’s par for the course with other crossovers in the market. The driver’s seat comes with 8-way power adjustability and even powered lumbar support. The passenger seats also come with power adjustability with the front seats fitted with heating features. Ventilation is only available on the Limited trim level alongside other premium features. For cargo capacity, the Nexo Fuel Cell has 29.6 cubic feet available with the rear seats deployed and 56.5 cubic feet with the seats stowed away.
The infotainment features that come with all models of the Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell are on-par with the rest of 2022’s latest releases. Both models come with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display which comes with an AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM audio system. Navigation features also come as standard features on all models. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are supported alongside Bluetooth features for both media streaming and hands-free phone usage. They also have wireless phone charging pads, a pair of USB charging outlets, and access to the brand’s Bluelink Connected Services suite. One difference between the Blue and Limited models is the speaker setup. The Limited model features an improved 8-speaker setup that’s sourced from Krell. It’s got an output of 440-watts with an 8-inch subwoofer included with the whole system.
A whole set of safety features and driver-assistive technologies are available on both models of the 2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell. Some standard features include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Systems, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Following and Keeping Assists, and a Driver Attention Warning. The only difference between the two models is the presence of a Blind-Spot View Monitor that’s only available on the Limited model.
Hyundai sports a warranty plan that’s slightly above the one offered by other fuel-cell vehicles on the market right now. The brand offers a powertrain warranty lasting a full 10 years or the first 100,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Their limited warranty offers span 5 years with a mileage limit of 60,000 miles driven. Lastly, they offer complimentary scheduled maintenance on all models of the Nexo Fuel Cell which can be availed for 3 years or the first 36,000 miles driven.