2022 Polestar 2: Better Range At A Decent Price

Polestar could challenge the segment-leading Model 3 given what we know now. It’s cheaper than most and has range in spades.

Polestar 2 Parked
Range of the 2022 Polestar is impressive © Credit to Polestar

2022 Polestar 2: A Range Monster

In the premium electric vehicle lane, the Model 3 rules the roost, despite not being a traditional luxury car per se. Polestar has been nipping at Tesla’s heels for a while now, and it could overlap the American automaker with its series of 2022 Polestar 2 models.

The automaker has shuffled things around a little, offering buyers a new powertrain option that only adds more miles of electric range.

A new trim with a single motor powering the front axle is the biggest change to this 2022 version. The vehicle still uses the same 78 kWh battery that the original houses, only it travels farther than its predecessor.

Range is set to 265 miles on a full charge, 2 miles more than the current Standard Range Plus variant of the Model 3. You’ll need to pay more for the updated Polestar 2, but it does offer something the Tesla vehicle doesn’t: pure style coming out of Europe.

How Much Is It?

Expect to pay around $47,000 (£34,000) for this EV. This is $6,000 more compared to the Standard Range Model 3, as we’ve just mentioned.

Another Polestar vehicle joining the lineup is the Polestar Dual Motor, priced at $51,200. The electric range of this one isn’t as impressive as its brother (249 miles) but is still higher than most.

The automaker has suggested that adding a heat pump can extend the range of the vehicle by up to 10% in the right conditions.

Polestar 2 Interior Take a look inside the 2022 Polestar 2 © Credit to Polestar

“The new heat pump reduces the need to rely on valuable battery charge in order to heat the interior of the Polestar 2, enabling further overall driving range. It captures ambient heat and residual thermal energy from the drivetrain in order to reduce the climate draw on the battery by as much as 50%,” says Polestar.

You’ll need to pay an additional $4,000 for the Plus Pack that this heat pump is included in. Buyers aren’t just getting additional range with this pack, they’re getting all of the following:

  • WeaveTech vegan upholstery
  • Premium Harman Karmon audio system
  • Electric-heated front seats

The Plus Pack is one of three new packages available for the Polestar 2. There is also the Pilot Pack and Performance Pack.

Going with the Pilot Pack gives you enhanced safety/driving assistance in the way of Pixel LED headlights with LED front fog lights, Driver Assistance with Adaptive Cruise Control and Pilot Assist, amongst a variety of other features.

On the other hand, you have the Performance Pack. The hint is in its name, giving you better control over the vehicle via adjustable Öhlins suspension dampers, enhanced Brembo brakes with low-drag callipers, and forged 20-inch alloy wheels mated to sport tires.

Deliveries Expected Soon

Those that order the updated 2022 Polestar 2 should expect to have theirs by the end of the year. Deliveries of the twin motor will begin in October, so you won’t have to wait too long.

If range is more your speed, then there will be no better option for you this year than this 2022 Polestar 2, in our opinion. But only if you can afford it.

We understand that it costs more than the Model 3, but this feels more like a combustion type given its size/platform. Driving around in something you’re comfortable with could trump all the benefits you get from riding around in a Tesla.

If you had to choose between this 2022 Polestar 2 and the Tesla Model 3, which would you choose? Give us your answer in the comments below.

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