The Polestar 2 is a tall hatchback from Volvo's electric-vehicle sub-brand.
It’s based on the XC40 SUV, and is Volvo's first pure EV.
Its 78-kilowatt-hour battery has an EPA-rated range of 233 miles for the dual-motor AWD version, which is not impressive by today’s standards.
It takes over 10 hours to charge the battery from near empty.
The Polestar is quick and handles nimbly but the ride is very stiff and choppy.
The interior is drab and suffers from a cramped driving position and a tight back seat.
At least the car’s hatchback layout aids cargo-carrying versatility.
The infotainment system is extremely distracting, thanks to the convoluted menu structure.
Standard active safety features include FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, BSW, and RCTW. New for 2022, is a single-motor front-wheel drive version with an estimated 265-mile range. The AWD has a slightly increased range of 249 miles.