Polestar 2 Review | A Comprehensive Car Review by Wagonex


Polestar began life as the performance brand of Volvo which meant you got typical Volvo quality with peerless levels of safety equipment as standard.

It’s still Volvo owned but is now doing its own thing.

And this is their latest model…the Polestar 2.We think it’s a stunning-looking car.

It’s also 100 per cent electric.

What’s in stock?

We have a pair of Polestar 2 models at Wagonex….SR (single motor Single Range) and LR (single motor Long Range.) Both models use the same power output which is 228bhp but, as the name suggests, the LR will get you further on a full charge. Polestar reckon the SR will do 294 miles, while the LR can go further up to 336 miles.


The first thing you notice when driving either of the Polestar 2 cars is the performance which arrives instantly. They’re quick. Both reach 60mph in 7 seconds.

How long does it take to charge?

Another important figure with electric cars is how long they take to charge. The good news is that if you use a rapid charger, you’ll go from 10% to 80% in around 35 minutes.

A typical wallbox at home will take between 7 and 8 hours, so plug it in when you go to bed and you’ll be ready to go in the morning.


In terms of kit, both come with LED lights, powered and heated front seats, cruise control, DAB radio, front and rear parking sensors, rear camera, climate control and a built-in Google infotainment system which includes Google Maps.

The Look

The Polestar combines the boxy look of a SUV with a glossy finish that's perfect if you're looking for practicality with a generous serving of panache. It certainly doesn't look rugged, I'll tell you that much but for an up-market SUV, it's exactly what you'd expect. You'll be getting a least a few looks of admiration when you go to pick up some local groceries. 

As you can see from the image above the Polestar is equipped with a full light bar on the back, I don't know what is about these electric cars but all of them have an uniquely designed tail and front lights which make them hugely desirable, add on to that the near-silent ride and you've got one serious car for night time driving. 

The interior - 2022-05-03T144842.390

Polestar's minimalist design is great for those that expect every electric car to be like Tesla with hundreds of quirky features that aren't essential but not the Polestar, it has everything you need without confusing you. This isn't to say that the Polestar is lacking in features, far from it,  full spec and over the air updates from Android Automotive OS. 

How is it to drive?

Out on the road, a fairly firm ride means that the Polestar 2 handles superbly. However, it’s still sufficiently soft to soak up lumps and bumps at town speeds.

Would we recommend the Polestar on Subscription?

Overall, despite Polestar being a new kid on the battery power block, this is one of the best electric cars currently available anywhere.

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