The 2022 Polestar 2 is a lot of things, specifically a four-door hatchback with the proportions of a sedan and the ride height of a crossover, but above all else it’s an electric vehicle. Its Polestar branding will be familiar to fans of Volvo’s performance division, but now it signifies pure-electric and plug-in-hybrid models, with the Polestar 1 coupe classified as the latter.
The 2’s odd design isn’t very pretty, but its hatchback body and much lower price make it more practical and attainable. Of course, its interior is richly appointed and fitted with an intuitive infotainment system. The 2022 Polestar 2 is available with either one or two electric motors. The car with the single-motor setup is front-wheel drive and has an estimated driving range of 265 miles. The dual-motor 2 has a shorter range, but that’s offset by all-wheel drive and significantly more power for quicker acceleration.
For 2022, Polestar introduces a new front-drive configuration and drastically lowers the lineup’s prices. The new single-motor, front-drive model has an EPA-rated range of 265 miles, and the dual-motor model’s range rises from 233 to 249 miles. The 2 also offers new individual options and the ability to choose specific packages instead of them being clumped together.
Those who select the loaded Plus package will benefit from numerous luxury amenities as well as a newly added mechanical heat pump that Polestar says can boost the hatch’s estimated range by as much as 10 percent.