Polestar 2 review

Category: Electric car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:electric
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RRP from£49,900

Introduction

What Car? says...

The new Polestar 2 could be the answer to a very difficult question: how do you beat the brand that transformed electric cars?

Tesla showed the world that going electric didn’t have to mean sacrificing comfort, performance and style, or putting up with a tiny range between charges. And its best car of all, the Model 3, currently dominates the large electric car class. But it now has a red hot, like-for-like rival from the cold north.

Polestar, you see, is the standalone, performance-focused, electric car brand born from Swedish firm Volvo. And the Polestar 2 is the fledgling company’s second car (if the name didn’t give that away) and represents its real shot at stardom.

Based on the same underpinnings as the brilliant Volvo XC40 (Volvo's family SUV), the Polestar 2 is a 402bhp executive car with a claimed 292-mile range that’s aimed squarely at the sparsely populated, cheaper end of the premium electric market – the area between the Kia e-Niro and the Tesla Model S, for example.

So, what do you get for your cash? Well, along with the Polestar 2’s suave Scandinavian aesthetic, there’s an upmarket interior and performance figures that can embarrass most sports cars.

A lot of promise on paper, then, especially given that it’s significantly cheaper than many other electric cars with those qualities, including the Audi E-tron and Jaguar I-Pace.

But does this all add up to a winner? In short, has the Polestar 2 overtaken the Model 3 to become the must-have electric car of the moment?

Read on to find out everything you need to know. And don’t forget, when you’ve decided which car you want to buy, you could potentially save thousands by heading to our New Car Buying pages.

At a glance

Number of trims1 see more
Available fuel typeselectric
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles

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