The first fully electric Polestar on the market was the Polestar 2, followed by the Polestar 3 and shortly after by the Polestar 4. Hence, the Polestar product branding is based on the order the cars are released. Its not a reflection of the size of the vehicles, as the Polestar 3 is actually bigger than the Polestar 4. Anyway, with the Polestar 4, I believe it may be the best Polestar to date.
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Key Polestar 4 Specs
- Official Towing Capacity – 1,500 kg (RWD), 2,000 kg (AWD)
- Max Nose Weight – 100 kg
- Availability – Early 2024
- Price – Starting £55,000 (RWD), £60,000 (AWD)
- Range (EV Database) – 295 miles (AWD) > 315 miles (RWD)
- Estimated Towing Range (50%) – 148 miles (AWD) >158 miles (RWD)
- Efficiency – 298 wh/mi (RWD) > 319 wh/mi (AWD)
- Maximum DC Charge Rate – 200kW
- Rapid Charge 10% to 80% – 28 min
- Check Used Polestar 4 Specs
Polestar 4 HP & Torque
- RWD: 268 HP and 253 lb-ft of torque
- AWD: 536 HP and 506 lb-ft of torque
Polestar 4 Towing Capabilties
So as you will notice from the specs above, only the AWD version of the Polestar 4 has the higher 2,000 kg towing capacity. The RWD version is limited to 1,500 kg.
Both versions of the Polestar 4 feature the same 102 kWh battery (94 kWh usable). The difference in range is due to the better efficiency of the RWD version and the lower weight.
However, the range difference between the RWD and AWD versions of the Polestar 4 is not as significant as it is with other makes models going from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive.
Personally, for only an additional £5K, I would go with the AWD version. Not only for the benefits of AWD when towing but for the significant increase in power and higher towing capacity.
In fact, if I was going to purchase a Polestar, any Polestar, it would be the Polestar 4 AWD. As on paper, at least, it appears to offer the best deal. I’ve produced a table below to illustrate my point.
The Best Polestar To Date?
|Polestar 2 AWD||Polestar 3 AWD||Polestar 4 AWD|
|Range||260 miles||305 miles||295 miles|
|Towing||1,500 kg||2,200 kg||2,000 kg|
|Power||416 HP||483 HP||536 HP|
So as you can see from the table above, to go from a Polestar 2 to Polestar 4 is an increase of around £7K. However, to jump from a Polestar 4 up to a Polestar 3, its around £20K.
However, the range of the Polestar 4 is very comparable to that of the Polestar 3. Likewise with the towing capacity, in many instances, the additional 200kg towing capacity of the Polestar 3 would be redundant.
Finally, rather oddly, the standard AWD (Long Range Dual Motor) version of the Polestar 4 has significantly more power than the Polestar 3 AWD for significantly less money!?
Therefore, for me personally, the Polestar 4 AWD appears to be easily the best Polestar to date based on specifications and pricing.
Polestar 4 First Look
As of writing this first version of my article on the Polestar 4, we are still around six months from the launch of the car and from there being any actual reviews of the car.
However, I’ve provided the video below by Elliot of Fully Charged, where he has a look around the Polestar 4 and that very unique rear boot with no glass.
While some people may be concerned with the idea of no rear window, it doesn’t bother me that much personally. That is, as long as that rear-facing camera has a jet washer.
There are a number of cars today that feature a reversing camera which has no means to clean itself. Hence, if the camera is dirty, its useless unless you’re going to get out and clean it.
My Thoughts On The Polestar 4…
Of the Polestar products to date, for me, on paper at least, the Polestar 4 AWD by far is the most appealing in terms of the price you’re paying for the range/towing capacity and power.
However, as you’ll see by checking out my Polestar 2 and Polestar 3 articles, my biggest concern with Polestar vehicles is their efficiency. That carries over to the associated Volvo vehicles, such as the XC40 and XC90.
Therefore, once we start to see the Polestar 4 in the hands of motoring journalists and they are able to test the range/efficiency, it will be interesting to see how the Polestar 4 does in the real world.