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  • Jun 27, 2023

  • 6 min read


Polestar 2 Review

The Polestar 2 is a stand out among electric vehicles, with its unique Swedish design and commitment to sustainability. The interior incorporates recycled textiles and wood accents for exceptional comfort. With advanced safety features, impressive range, and gentle acceleration, it delivers an exceptional driving experience. You're not only enjoying the benefits of an EV but also contributing to a sustainable future when driving a Polestar 2.

Our Highlights

Unique sustainable design

At its core, the Polestars 2’s unique Swedish design sets it apart from many of its competitors. Combining style and sustainability, the interior incorporates recycled textiles and wood coming together to create extremely comfortable seats. The sustainable materials are only the start of Polestar's journey to becoming even more environmentally friendly. The company is  actively developing a fully carbon-neutral car by 2030! Polestar encapsulates not only looking good, but feeling good too.

Protective and preventive technology

With that incredibly impressive NCAP 5 star rating, Polestar pulls out all the stops to ensure their EVs are as safe as possible. With all the latest protective and preventive technology, the Polestar 2 boasts three radar units, five cameras and twelve ultrasonic sensors to ensure your environment is always monitored. This technology allows the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) to detect vehicles passing, or those that are about to, with a warning light. Plus the 360° cameras to help you navigate even the tightest of spaces.

Gentle acceleration and great range

For a mid-range car, the Polestar has an incredibly impressive range. Starting at 321 miles for the standard range single motor all the way up to 406 miles for the long range single motor model, both have an upgraded battery to get even more miles out of a single charge. The gentle acceleration sets the Polestar 2 apart, as most EVs have rapid power acceleration. But this doesn’t change its ability to perform highly though, reaching 60 mph in a respectable 6 seconds.

Polestar 2 interior

Step inside the Polestar 2, and you'll be impressed by Swedish sophistication. The minimalist interior is made of sustainable materials like recycled textiles and wood accents. You’ll have a comfortable journey every time thanks to the stylish and extremely comfortable seats. With a user-friendly dashboard layout and infotainment system,  everything is conveniently placed within reach.

Power and efficiency

The Polestar 2 strikes the perfect balance between power and efficiency when it comes to performance. Driving this EV is so enjoyable thanks to the smooth and controlled acceleration. The brakes are responsive and reliable, so you’ll feel confident on the road. And if you're looking for a little extra excitement, the sport mode enhances the steering sensitivity which allows for a more active driving experience, adding to the fun factor of driving the Polestar 2.

Practical boot space

In terms of practicality, the Polestar 2 shines brightly. With room for all your family's luggage the spacious boot easily accommodates, making it perfect for those weekend getaways. The well thought out design includes a comfortable seat height, ensuring easy access for passengers of all ages. Its versatility makes the Polestar 2 a convenient and reliable choice for families on the go, no matter who’s on board for your next trip. Kids or grandparents, they’ll have a comfy ride!

Safety is priority

Building on decades of engineering work from Volvo, safety is at the forefront of Polestar's forward-thinking EVs. It comes with advanced driver-assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring, giving you an extra layer of protection. It’s no surprise it was awarded a NCAP 5 star rating. So you can confidently navigate the roads knowing that the Polestar 2 has your back.

Efficiency and sustainability

Efficiency and sustainability go hand in hand and are integral to the Polestar 2's design. With features like one-pedal driving, and driver efficiency feedback, this car encourages a sustainable driving style. Which helps you get the most miles out of every charge. Its estimated real-world range of 250 miles means you can embark on your daily adventures without range anxiety.

Owning an EV also comes with long-term cost savings. Maintenance requirements are reduced with fewer moving parts than petrol or diesel cars. No more regular oil changes or extensive servicing. Plus, we cover all of these costs in our salary sacrifice package so you never have to worry about an unexpected maintenance bill. By driving a Polestar 2, you'll not only enjoy the benefits of electric driving, but you’ll also do your bit for the environment.

Polestar 2 vs Tesla Model Y

The Polestar 2’s closest rival is the Tesla Model Y. So how do they stack up?

Both cars offer impressive performance and similar range capabilities. The Tesla Model Y has a minimalist interior design and advanced autopilot features, while the Polestar 2 features a central touchscreen and advanced safety technologies. Both EVs give impressive range performance, reaching around 270 miles in the long range variants. Tesla does have an advantage in terms of charging convenience with its widespread Supercharger network, but Polestar is rapidly expanding its fast-charging infrastructure.

Ultimately, the choice between the Polestar 2 and the Tesla Model Y comes down to your personal preference and individual needs. Both cars deliver an excellent driving experience and contribute to a more sustainable future, so it's a matter of selecting the features and design that resonate with you.

Our ratings for the Polestar 2