The initial entry into the fully electric market for Polestar was marked by the introduction of the Polestar 2, succeeded in short order by the Polestar 3 and, subsequently, the Polestar 4. It's important to note that the Polestar product nomenclature follows the chronological order of car releases, rather than indicating the size of the vehicles. Contrary to what one might expect, the Polestar 3 is, in fact, larger than the Polestar 4. Regardless of this ordering system, my assessment leads me to believe that the Polestar 4 may stand as the most impressive Polestar model to date.
Key Specifications for the Polestar 4• Availability: Expected in early 2024
• Prices: Starting at £55,000 for RWD and £60,000 for AWD
• Towing Capacity: Officially rated at 1,500 kg for RWD and 2,000 kg for AWD
• Max Nose Weight: Limited to 100 kg
• Range (As per EV Database): AWD offers 295 miles, while RWD boasts 315 miles
• Estimated Towing Range (50% load): AWD anticipates 148 miles, while RWD estimates 158 miles
• Efficiency: RWD at 298 wh/mi surpasses AWD at 319 wh/mi
• Maximum DC Charge Rate: Set at 200 kW
• Rapid Charge 10% to 80%: Achievable in approximately 28 minutes
Examining the specifications provided, it's evident that the Polestar 4's AWD variant stands out with a higher towing capacity of 2,000 kg, while the RWD version is capped at 1,500 kg. Both iterations of the Polestar 4 share a common 102 kWh battery, with 94 kWh being usable. The discrepancy in range can be attributed to the RWD version's superior efficiency and lower weight.
Interestingly, the range contrast between the RWD and AWD Polestar 4 models isn't as pronounced as seen in other models transitioning from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive.
From a personal perspective, considering the marginal £5K increase in cost, opting for the AWD version seems prudent. This choice not only brings advantages in AWD capabilities during towing but also delivers a notable boost in power and an elevated towing capacity.
In fact, if I were to invest in any Polestar model, my preference would be the Polestar 4 AWD. At least on paper, it emerges as the most compelling option. To further emphasize this point, I've compiled a table below for clarity.
Polestar 4 Towing Capacity By Year
|2024 Polestar 4
|2023 Polestar 4
How Much Can A Polestar 4 Tow?The towing capability of the Polestar 4 is designed to handle loads of up to 2000kg under braked conditions. It's important to highlight that, in the absence of trailer brakes, the maximum load capacity for any vehicle is capped at 750kg, granted the vehicle is originally rated for such towing capacities. It's noteworthy that kilograms can be expressed as kilos, and for those curious about the tow rating in tonnes, a simple division of the kg figure by 1000 provides the desired metric. Nevertheless, before engaging in any towing activities with your Polestar 4, it is strongly advised to cross-verify with the manufacturer or consult your owner's manual to ensure that your specific vehicle aligns with the specifications provided here.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the towing weights provided on this website are accurate, we always recommend checking the vehicle log book (V5) for the official towing capacity. We accept no responsibility if the towing weights provided on this website are incorrect.
|Car Make & Model
|Max Towing Weight - Unbraked
|Max Towing Capacity - Braked
|2024 Polestar 4 Long Range Dual Motor Electric Automatic
|2024 Polestar 4 Long Range Single Motor Electric Automatic
|2023 Polestar 4 Long Range Dual Motor Electric Automatic
|2023 Polestar 4 Long Range Single Motor Electric Automatic