Polestar’s move towards an all-electric sedan has now bore fruit with the arrival of the Polestar 2. This all-electric sedan is looking to compete against industry staples, but can it truly rise up to this challenge? This 2022 Polestar 2 review will look into the various features and offerings that this car has for those looking for a proper EV sedan.
This newest addition to the 2022 Polestar 2 would be the addition of a more economical Single Motor variant. It also comes with other additions to its safety systems, such as inner side airbags. There is also the option for a new mechanical heat pump for colder climates, increasing the range of the car. Improvements to the Dual Motor variant’s range have also been reported, as well as additional options for buyers to go for when configuring their Polestar 2. The 2022 Polestar 2’s cost has also been lowered by about $14,000 and $15,000 respectively.
The 2022 Polestar 2’s Price is split between the two engine options available from the company. The Long Range Single motor variant starts at a price of $47,200 for the base package. The Long Range Dual motor adds $4,000 to the price tag, making it start at a price around $51,200. Polestar’s performance package, which adds a few upgrades, is only available with the Dual motor variant.
The 2022 Polestar 2 can also be leased out, easing the payment through a minimum of 2 years. A typical lease plan that lasts for 36 months, set with a mileage allowance of 10,000 miles annually, can be paid through a down payment of $5,000 and a monthly payment of $449*. Buyers can also select different term lengths, mileage allowances, and even initial down payment prices on Polestar’s site.
The 2022 Polestar 2 comes with two engine options: A Single motor variant in front-wheel drive, and a Dual motor variant in all-wheel drive. For the base model, a single electric motor delivers power rated at 231 horsepower and a torque output of 243 pounds-feet to the front wheels. The Dual motor improves on these stats, delivering 408 horsepower and 487 pounds-feet of torque to the front and rear axles. The Single-motor variant goes from 0 to 60 mph in about 7 seconds. The Dual motor setup goes to 60mph from a standstill in only 4.5 seconds. The standard wheels fitted onto the Polestar 2 are a set of 19-inch Alloy Wheels with Summer Tires fitted on. The front-wheel drive versions are quite sporty feeling while the all-wheel drive models have much more grip and can handle sharper turns and maneuvers.
The Polestar 2 also has regenerative braking systems, allowing drivers to operate the car with only the accelerator. Easing off the pedal will allow the electric motors to reverse the torque output. What this does is slow the car down, while also allowing the generated power to recharge the batteries. Energy is no longer wasted by typical breaks as every slowdown will now generate more energy for the car. The Polestar 2 is offered with a performance package for the dual motor variants, adding in various features. These include additional Brembo brakes, a set of 20-inch Forged Alloy wheels, unique seat belts, and ÖhlinsDual Flow Valve dampers.
The single and dual motor models of the Polestar 2 come with a 78-kWh battery pack that sits underneath the floor. The single motor version is estimated to reach an all-electric driving range of 265 miles, while the dual motor version is rated at about 249 miles of driving range. This is all done with a fully charged battery at optimal road conditions. The Polestar 2 can be charged via the 23ft. charging cable that comes with it. This can be connected normal power outlets, allowing you to conveniently plug it as soon as you reach your household. There is also a 14ft. cable that is compatible with a 240-volt outlet. There is also the option of charging at public stations around your area, with its charging cable having J1772 specifications. The fastest charging options can replenish the car’s battery to about 80% from empty in only 40 minutes.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
Currently, only the 2022 Polestar 2 Dual Motor has been given fuel ratings. The Dual Motor was rated at about 94 MPGe/City, 84 MPGe/Highway, and 89 MPG/Combined. We’ll update this section as more information on the EPA rating of the Long Range Single motor version is released.
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The 2022 Polestar 2’s interior takes many different elements and blends them together in a refined style. Leaning into a more minimalist design, it strikes a cabin layout that’s organized and purposeful It also sports a few layers of sustainability with its materials, using up recycled materials for the various wood trims and other surfaces of the interior. The cargo capacity of the Polestar 2 is only about 14 cubic feet, opened by a powered rear liftgate. The car can fit about five adults, with some difficulty for the 2nd row with the headroom being slightly lower than expected.
The Polestar 2’s infotainment system starts off with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. A 11.2-inch touch screen is used to navigate the system, taking up the center of the dash with its vertical orientation. It makes use of the Android Automotive OS, allowing various apps to run like Google Maps without connecting to your phone. The stereo system is standard with an eight-speaker stereo setup but can be upgraded to a 13-speaker Harman Kardon stereo.
Most driver-assistance features included with the Polestar 2 come standard. These features include an automated emergency braking system, pedestrian and cyclist detection, Lane-keep assists, parking sensors at the front and rear, and other features. The Pilot Package can also be availed for additional features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind-spot assist, and others.
Polestar offers a warranty plan that’s par with its competition. Their limited warranty plan spans 4 years or for the first 50,000 miles. They also offer warranty for the car’s electrical components which are covered for 8 years or for the first 100,000 miles. The company does not offer any complimentary scheduled maintenance plans.