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2023 Polestar 2 Consumer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
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$42,300
Federal EV Tax Credit: not eligible The Long Range Single Motor trim does not qualify for the Clean Vehicle Credit.
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5 out of 5 stars

Modern Sports Sedan

tendies, 06/08/2022
2022 Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD)
36 of 37 people found this review helpful

Reviewers seem confused on whether or not they think the Polestar 2 is beautiful. The ‘truth’ is that it’s one of the most attractive cars on the road today and will turn heads everywhere you go. The styling is unique, but does not scream, “I’m an EV!” I love the discrete badging that causes onlookers to scan the car like they’re admiring a work of art in a gallery. The interior and controls are simple and well thought out, except for the cup holder. Storage isn’t great, but it’s not terrible either. The hatchback, folding seats, and flip-up grocery organizer are as practical as it needs to get for a small car. And although the Polestar 2 is small, it’s certainly not light at ~4700 lbs. Yet it hustles its weight through turns admirably and always feels planted and nimble. Acceleration is forceful but smooth, and available instantly whenever you need it. Coming from a turbo 4 cylinder car will have you thinking you’re in a space ship. One pedal driving is perfectly executed and also adjustable. The ride is comfortable but firm and road/wind noise are not too obtrusive at highway speeds. So far range has been more than comfortable for me and the free Electrify America charging has been consistently easy and fast. My battery consumption averages 25-32 kWh/100 mi which is slightly more efficient than the EPA rating. I also charge at home on a 110V outlet which gives 25-40 miles range overnight. I plan to install a 220V outlet to fully charge the battery overnight. Some minor tech complaints involve the iPhone app disconnecting, or the Android system in the car occasionally loosing LTE connection and needing to be reset. The seat senses your weight and that’s what turns the car on, but I also wish there was a way to leave the car on without being in the seat. As for the quality of the car, I have only a few gripes with some minor rattles in the interior and the overuse of shiny black plastic and scratches easily. Still, this car feels more luxurious and better-built than my BMW, and in a delightfully different Scandinavian style.

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5 out of 5 stars

Amazing Car

Kristin, 09/11/2022
2022 Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD)
23 of 24 people found this review helpful

Ok, I usually don't write reviews, but I'm also in Arizona and I saw the review regarding AC in the Polestar not being so great. I have had zero problems with the AC in my Polestar. Unfortunately, the person writing that review might have had an outlier. The car is beyond what my techy husband and I could have hoped. Some things I love about the car are the technology, the pickup, and the google assistant. It just looks slick. I get compliments on it all the time. I love this car! We purchased this car after test driving the BMW i4, which I must say was disappointing compared to the Polestar.

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2022 Polestar 2 love at first sight

Acesacres , 12/27/2021
2021 Polestar 2 Launch Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD)
11 of 11 people found this review helpful

I was sold in about an hour of learning about this vehicle. There was a bit of influence with my well maintained 2017 330 getting serviced yet again..The simple and easy to use infotainment had me at “hello”. I already ask google questions using my google hub in the house, why not ask google questions in my car? Acceleration is more than sufficient. The one pedal drive takes a bit to find the most comfortable setting, but we are best friends now. I was concerned about the open glass roof for sun glare, I forgot that it was even a concern after the first ride home. I have yet to adjust the manual dampeners, it does ride a little stiff on the bumpy roads in my neighborhood. I was told I get one free adjustment from the service center. This car just makes sense, full electric, easy to drive, easy to enjoy the ride!

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Love my Polestar 2

Bret Van Hof, 02/14/2022
2021 Polestar 2 Launch Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD)
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

5000 trouble free miles 4 months into ownership. Love the Android OS. Great acceleration and handling. Don't need to pay attention to a center tablet with many sub-menus ala Tesla. Voice control and recognition is about flawless. Interior with Nappa leather is a great place to be. Performance pack allows you to manually adjust the Ohlins Dampers from comfort to track. Breaks on Performance pack are phenomenal, but rarely used as one peddle driving is what I use. Vivaldi browser and other apps keep coming, OTA performance upgrade will be available at a cost for those wanting a little more oomph on the dual motor. Price is good for what you get. Looks great.

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2 out of 5 stars

Fun to drive but …

PB, 11/19/2021
2021 Polestar 2 Launch Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD)
30 of 38 people found this review helpful

The app to unlock and set the environmental controls is glitchy, and works for me on average about half the time. More annoying however is the android system for radio/internet/phone/gps. The sirius xm stations display incorrectly. I might have the hits station tuned, but it displays 70s on 7 and names the song being played on “the blend”. It has been happening for the entire 3 weeks I’ve owned the car, with temporary fixes after a hard reset (requiring a completely new setup entering passwords again for google, polestar, spotify, etcetera). Shortly thereafter it goes back to it’s old broken ways. Today the gps couldn’t find the location. The polestar “space” (sort of like the storefront dealership similar to the tesla model) gave me the number to the local volvo dealer who put a polestar repair specialist on the line. My call apparently interrupted something way more important, as he seemed annoyed that he was asked to take my call. He said to just call the people on the “on call” service in the car. This connected me with several very nice representatives who were unable to help me. There were several because the calls kept cutting out. They were unable to help because the technique to reset the system didn’t work and they said the service rep at macdonald volvo, the one who had more important things to do, should have been the one to help me. This is a new car and it absolutely does not work as advertised. I would advise anyone to stay away until both the biugs and the customer service issues are fixed.

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