2023 Hyundai Nexo

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Hyundai Nexo highlights

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  • Over 350 miles of range from a quick hydrogen fill-up
  • Quiet and smooth drive, like an electric vehicle
  • Useful SUV body style
  • Premium-feeling interior


  • Most models are located in California
  • Limited availability of hydrogen stations
  • Overly sensitive blind-spot monitor

Battery range (EPA estimate)

354 miles

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The 2023 Hyundai Nexo offers long range and fast refueling compared to EVs

The Hyundai Nexo is a compact SUV and one of the few hydrogen-powered vehicles on the road today. It uses a fuel cell to convert the chemical energy of hydrogen into electricity that runs an electric motor. At the tailpipe, you'll only see water vapor, as opposed to the exhaust smoke from a gas-powered vehicle. The driving range will vary depending on the trim level. The entry Blue trim has an EPA-estimated 380 miles of range, while the Limited trim has an estimated range of 354 miles due to larger wheels and the weight of its added features. Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

The Nexo is about the size of its Hyundai Tucson sibling. As the only hydrogen SUV on the road, its closest competitors are the Toyota Mirai and the Honda Clarity fuel cell sedans. Aside from those two, other competitors would be fully electric vehicles. Hyundai hasn't changed the Nexo much since it debuted for the 2019 model year aside from adding a larger touchscreen for 2021. Highlights include excellent cargo capacity, a comfortable ride, and confident cornering abilities.

All Hyundai Nexo years

What is new for the 2023 Hyundai Nexo?

  • The Limited trim has been discontinued for 2023.
  • Remote Start features are now available as options on select trims.

2023 Hyundai Nexo trims

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  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Rear View Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Smart Key
  • Parking Sensors

5 reasons to buy the 2023 Hyundai Nexo

What We Like

Great range and refuel time: Over 350 miles of EPA-estimated range

is impressive compared to the driving distances offered by many modern electric vehicles. When you consider a refuel time of less than 10 minutes versus many hours charging an EV, the convenience of the Nexo's design philosophy starts to become apparent.

Utility: As the only hydrogen-powered SUV on the road, the Nexo offers roughly double the cargo capacity of its sedan competitors. As an SUV, it also offers a higher driving position and better legroom for the rear passengers.

Easy to drive: The Nexo offers a pleasant driving experience thanks to quick acceleration from stops and it is able to handle corners and winding roads with ease. It's the sort of vehicle that drives smaller than its size would suggest. In the city, it can easily fit into tight parking spaces and zip in between small openings in traffic.

What Needs Improvement

Hydrogen infrastructure: It's worth noting that while hydrogen fuel cell technology offers impressive benefits, the infrastructure is not as established as electric vehicle charging stations. Currently, nearly all of the hydrogen fueling stations are located in California. Similarly, the availability of the hydrogen fuel itself can be hit-or-miss at some stations.

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Hyundai Nexo features and specs

Limited 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.5"/R 38.6"

Head room

F 38"/R 38"

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2023 Hyundai Nexo FAQ

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