How much does the Polestar 2 cost?
The first allocation was sold out, so the prices listed are for the upcoming model 2023 vehicles. Like every other car company, Polestar has had to raise prices due to increased material costs.
The cheapest Polestar 2 is the standard-range, single-motor version priced at $63,900 before on-road costs.
Those with range anxiety can look at the long-range, single-motor car from $68,400. The long-range, dual motor variant tops the sheet at $73,400.
In comparison, the Tesla Model 3 costs $60,900 for the single motor version or $73,200 for the all-wheel-drive variant.
A Kia EV6 is $67,990 for the rear-wheel-drive Air variant, rising to $82,990 for the AWD GT-Line version and Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 ranges from $71,900 to $75,900.
The upside for Polestar 2 buyers is the free annual servicing for the duration of the five-year warranty. The battery is covered by an eight-year, 160,000km warranty guaranteeing the charge will stay at 70 per cent.
A $5000 “Pilot Pack” bundles adaptive cruise control, blind-spot assistance, rear cross-traffic assist, smart LED headlamps, a surround-view camera and a pilot assist feature that helps keep the car centred in its lane.
Given Polestar’s heritage, it should be standard.
The “Plus Pack” packs $6000 on the price and includes a 13-speaker sound system, vegan upholstery, fully electric front seats, heated rear seats, windscreen wiper nozzles and steering wheel, a heat pump, wireless phone charging, ambient lighting and a panoramic sunroof.
Then there’s an $8000 “Performance Pack” that brings gold-calipered Brembo brakes, yellow seatbelts, upgrades the wheels from 19 to 20-inches in diameter and has adjustable Ohlins dampers.
Is the Polestar 2 safe?
As an offshoot of Volvo, Polestar prides itself on its safety credentials. ANCAP rates all variants of the Polestar 2 as five-star cars.
Adult occupant protection was 92 per cent, child occupant protection came in at 87 per cent, vulnerable road user protection as 80 per cent and safety assist features were deemed to be 82 per cent.
It is worth noting some of the safety features that are standard on cheaper cars are an option on the Polestar 2.
Default gear includes eight airbags, traffic sign recognition, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.