2024 Polestar 3: A Comprehensive Guide On Features, Specs, And Pricing - SUV VEHICLE

2024 Polestar 3: A Comprehensive Guide On Features, Specs, And Pricing



  • Polestar 3, a new luxury electric SUV, boasts 517 HP, 671 LB-FT of torque, and driver assistance features for a high-end driving experience.
  • Starting at $73,400, the base Polestar 3 model offers 279 miles of range with a luxurious and eco-friendly interior design.
  • While a solid choice for an electric SUV, the Polestar 3 faces stiff competition from Tesla Model X in terms of performance and value.

Polestar is one of the newest electric car companies out there, having just debuted its flagship EV, the Polestar 2, back in 2020. A subsidiary of Volvo, Polestar split from the parent company back in 2018 and produced the plug-in hybrid Polestar 1 in 2019. After the release of the Polestar 2, the carmaker discontinued the hybrid in 2022 and has been all-electric ever since.

Following the success of the Polestar 2 over the last few years, the brand has recently announced a whole slate of vehicles to add to the EV lineup, starting with the Polestar 3. Set to have its first deliveries made later this year, the Polestar 3 is an all-electric SUV that’s ready to take on the luxury EV segment. The company is expecting to release the Polestar 4 on the same timeline and has even announced the 5 and 6 if everything goes as planned with these new releases.

2024 Polestar 3

Polestar 3

Dual-electric motors

489-517 HP

620-671 LB-FT


279-315 Miles


Fuel Economy
89 MPGe

Charge Time
11 hours @ 11 kW

Towing Capacity
3,500 Pounds

0-60 MPH
4.8-4.5 Seconds
  • Brand new luxury electric SUV
  • 517 HP and 671 LB-FT of torque
  • Luxurious and comfortable interior
  • Loaded with driver assistance features
  • Only 279 miles of range with Performance Pack
  • Base model starting price of $73,400
Everything You Need To Know About The Polestar 3

The Polestar 3 is an all-rounder and comes with everything you’ll need, but it is pretty expensive!

What’s New For 2024

Since the Polestar 3 is a brand-new SUV hitting the streets, everything about it is new for 2024. Depending on when deliveries are made and how late into 2024 it goes, Polestar may release them all as 2025 models, with the 2024 production year being designated the Launch Edition. That said, the company has released all the specs and trims available for delivery this year, and buyers are patiently waiting for the SUV to arrive in their driveways.

2024 Highlights

  • Brand-new electric SUV for 2024
  • 517 HP with available Performance Pack
  • Customize with Performance, Plus, and Pilot Packs
  • Complete Advanced Driver Assistance System
  • Over 300 miles on a single charge

Exterior Dimensions

All Trims


192.9 Inches


77.4 Inches


64.1 Inches


117.5 Inches

Front Track

65.8 Inches

Rear Track

65.1 Inches

(Data sourced from Polestar)

Specifications And Performance

White Polestar 3 in action

All Polestar 3 trims share the same powertrain, which is a dual electric motor setup using two permanent-magnet motors coupled with a 111.0 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack. The differences in trims really come down to the “packs” you can add when you order a Polestar 3, including the Performance Pack, the Plus Pack, and the Pilot Pack. Of these, only the Performance Pack actually changes the performance of the SUV.

The base model Polestar 3 is called the Long Range Dual Motor, and it uses the aforementioned powertrain to produce 489 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque. This is enough power and acceleration to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour (MPH) in 4.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 130 MPH.

Adding the Performance Pack increases the horsepower to 517 and the torque to 671 pound-feet, enough of a boost to hit 60 MPH in 4.5 seconds as it heads towards the same top speed.

Performance Specifications

Long Range Dual Motor

Long Range Dual Motor w/ Performance Pack


Dual permanent-magnet 180 kW motors

Dual permanent-magnet 180 kW motors


489 HP

517 HP


620 LB-FT

671 LB-FT


111.0 kWh Net

111.0 kWh Net


315 Miles

279 Miles

Fuel Economy

89 MPGe


0-60 MPH

4.8 Seconds

4.5 Seconds

Top Speed

130 MPH

130 MPH

(Data sourced from Polestar)

Towing and Payload Capacities

Designed to be more of a comfortable road warrior than a work truck, the Polestar 3 isn’t going to break any towing records. That said, all trims have a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, which is more than enough to load a few things up on a small trailer and move them around town as needed.

All Trims

Payload Capacity


Towing Capacity

3,500 Pounds

(Data sourced from Polestar)

Polestar 3 Charging Time And Range

The base model Long Range version of the Polestar 3 is set to have a maximum range of 315 miles, which decreases to just 279 miles with the Performance Pack edition. Both of these values are underwhelming compared to the electric SUVs with the best range, which is a letdown at this price level. The 111.0 kWh battery powering the Polestar 3 can be fully charged with a Level 2 home charger (not included) in about 11 hours, but you can boost the battery from 10- to 80-percent in about 30 minutes with DC Fast Charging.


111.0 kWh


279-315 Miles

Level 2 11 kW AC Charging time (0-100%)

11 Hours

Level 3 250 kW DC Charging time (10-80%)

30 Minutes

(Data sourced from Polestar)

Like many other EVs out there, the Polestar 3 makes use of regenerative braking to extend the range of the SUV. By converting braking energy into reusable power instead of just heat that’s dissipated into the atmosphere, you can get a bit more range out of a single charge, but it isn’t going to be any sort of game-changing amount.

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Interior Technology, Luxury, And Comfort

Best Interior Features Of The 2024 Polestar 3

  • Panoramic sunroof with Polestar logo
  • Heated front seats
  • Eco-friendly, sustainable materials
  • Onboard air purifier
  • 25-speaker Bowers & Wilkins stereo system

Since Polestar split from Volvo to be the new luxury brand of the company, the Polestar 3 is loaded with refinement and amenities. The whole design of the interior is modern and uses eco-friendly materials to increase sustainability. The comfortable front seats are power adjustable and heated, making for a comfortable ride, while the Plus Pack adds heat to the steering wheel for those cold mornings.

Take a seat and look up, and you’ll see a huge panoramic sunroof with a light-up version of the Polestar logo, which is a unique touch other vehicles don’t have. Immersing you in sound is an advanced 25-speaker Bowers & Wilkins stereo system that offers surround sound. While you’re jamming out, you might find the cargo space a bit disappointing, with the front trunk (frunk) offering only one cubic foot of storage space, among the worst in the segment.


2024 Polestar 2 infotainment

The centerpiece of the Polestar 3’s technology system is the massive 14.5-inch infotainment center touchscreen mounted vertically to the middle of the dashboard. Using Google built-in, this infotainment system offers in-dash navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and easy smartphone integration. As of now, Polestar hasn’t announced whether Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be included as standard, but you would expect to see them at this price point.

Safety And Reliability

Due to the newness of the Polestar 3 and the fact that the SUV hasn’t been delivered yet, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested or rated the SUV. That said, Polestar is essentially a luxury brand spin-off from Volvo, a brand known for making incredibly safe and reliable cars. Polestar may be new to the scene, but Volvo is not, and the Polestar 3 has decades of history and innovation behind it thanks to Volvo.

Driver Assistance Features

As a luxury all-electric SUV, you would expect the Polestar 3 to come loaded with all sorts of driver assistance features, and you will not be disappointed. Designed with a complete Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), the Polestar 3 comes with features like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, understeer control, and more.

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Understeer control logic
  • Blind-spot monitoring and assist
  • Trailer stability assist
  • Corner traction control
  • Electronic stability control
  • Driver-monitoring system
  • Run-off road mitigation
  • Driver steering recommendations
  • Road sign information
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Oncoming lane mitigation
  • Lange-change assist
  • Regenerative stability control
  • Pilot assist

IIHS Crash Testing

Since the Polestar 3 hasn’t hit the streets yet, the IIHS has not been able to crash-test it.


White Polestar 3 parked

All new Polestar models come with the company’s new vehicle warranty, which is on par with the industry-standard warranties offered by other brands. This warranty includes full coverage for 48 months/50,000 miles and a 96-month/100,000-mile warranty on the battery and related electrical components. The Polestar 3 is also covered from corrosion perforation for 12 years no matter how many miles you drive it, and the company provides 24/7 roadside assistance for the length of the basic warranty.



Full Warranty

48 Months/50,000 Miles

Battery Warranty

96 Months/100,000 Miles

Maintenance Warranty*

24 Months/20,000 Miles

Corrosion Warranty

144 Months/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Warranty

48 Months/Unlimited Miles

*This is not actually a warranty, but Polestar states that the Polestar 3 does not generally need to be serviced within this timeframe

(Data sourced from Polestar)

2024 Polestar 3 Versus Its Competitors

As a new luxury electric SUV, the Polestar 3 will be competing with the Tesla Model X right out of the gate, which is no small feat. It’s also worth comparing the Polestar 3 to the company’s flagship EV, the Polestar 2, to see what changes and improvements the brand has made in recent years.

How The Polestar 3 Compares To The Tesla Model X

  • 2024 Polestar 3 2024 Tesla Model X
    Model Polestar 3 Model X
    Engine Dual-electric motors 2-Motor/3-Motor
    Torque 620-671 LB-FT Up To 1151 LB-FT
    Driveline AWD AWD
    Range 279-315 Miles 333-348 Miles
    MSRP $73,400-84,900 $79,990
    Charge Time 11 hours @ 11 kW 7 Hours @ 17 kW
    Towing Capacity 3,500 Pounds 5,000 LBS
    0-60 MPH 4.8-4.5 Seconds 2.5-3.8 Seconds

The Tesla Model X has been the biggest name in the luxury electric SUV game for years now, and it’s one of the models the Polestar 3 has to go up against. Like other Tesla models, the Model X offers class-leading performance. The base model Tesla comes with 670 horsepower while upgrading to the Model X Plaid increases the output to a staggering 1,020 horsepower. These SUVs can go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.8 or 2.5 seconds, respectively, which both blow the Polestar 3 away.

Going inside the SUV, however, greatly favors the newcomer, with the Polestar’s interior offering far more luxury and amenities than the Model X. Tesla interiors are known for being rather bland, which is certainly not what everyone wants to see when they’re spending a minimum of $79,990 for the base trim. The Polestar provides better comfort, a smoother ride, and a much more luxurious feel, which may be enough to sway some people away from the Model X.

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How The Polestar 3 Compares To The Polestar 2

  • 2024 Polestar 3 2024 Polestar 2
    Model Polestar 3 Polestar 2
    Engine Dual-electric motors Single- or dual-permanent-magnet motors
    Horsepower 489-517 HP 299-455 HP
    Torque 620-671 LB-FT 361-546 LB-FT
    Driveline AWD rear- or all-wheel drive
    Range 279-315 Miles 247-320 miles
    MSRP $73,400-84,900 $49,900
    Fuel Economy 89 MPGe 95-115 MPGe
    Charge Time 11 hours @ 11 kW 8 Hours @ 240V
    Towing Capacity 3,500 Pounds 2,000 LBS
    0-60 MPH 4.8-4.5 Seconds 5.9-4.1 seconds

The Polestar 2 is almost a miniature crossover SUV, which makes it interesting to compare against the new Polestar 3. In terms of performance, the Polestar 2 offers a bit more flexibility since it has a rear-wheel drive (RWD) base trim, but the Polestar 3 produces more power and torque, providing better acceleration on the lower end. Comparing the top trims of the two EVs, the Polestar 2’s most powerful configuration pumps out less horsepower and torque than the Polestar 3, but still propels the car to 60 MPH in just 4.1 seconds.

Inside both models, you’ll find similar luxury and amenities, especially at the higher end. Since they’re both Polestar vehicles and they’re made using many of the same interior materials, this is expected, but it might seem a bit lackluster for anyone considering a Polestar 3 to see a vehicle with a starting price under $50,000 offering much of the same luxury. Head-to-head, the Polestar 2 might offer a bit more overall value than the new SUV, but anyone dead-set on an SUV would get more versatility out of the new model.

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How Much A 2024 Polestar 3 Costs

The Polestar 3 Long Range Dual Motor without any of the optional packs has a starting price of $73,400, which puts the SUV solidly up there with some of the other luxury EVs on the market. Adding the Pilot Pack increases the starting price to $78,900 while including the Performance Pack as well jumps that price to $79,400. Upping the ante and including the Performance Pack, Pilot Pack, and Plus Pack brings the price for a fully loaded Polestar 3 up to $84,900.

Trim Level


Long Range Dual Motor


Long Range Dual Motor w/ Pilot Pack and Plus Pack


Long Range Dual Motor w/ Pilot Pack and Performance Pack


Long Range Dual Motor w/ Pilot Pack, Plus Pack and Performance Pack


(Data sourced from Polestar)


All Trims


279-315 Miles


89 MPGe

(Data sourced from Polestar and the EPA)

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Is It Worth Buying A Polestar 3?

2024 Polestar 3 top view

With its combination of performance, comfort, and luxury, the Polestar 3 is worth considering for anyone in the market for an electric SUV, new or used. That said, it has a starting price of $73,400 for the base model, and a fully loaded model will set you back $84,900. At these prices, you could really have your pick of the litter of electric SUVs, and you might be able to get your hands on something that fits your lifestyle and budget for around the same price.

If it’s performance you seek, then the Tesla Model X is the clear choice, with the Plaid upgrade making your SUV faster than just about anything else on the road today. If you’re in dire need of an electric SUV with third-row seating, you’ll need to look elsewhere, with the Kia EV9 and Rivian R1S offering solid options in this same price range, or even lower for the Kia. In short, the Polestar 3 should make the shortlist, but there isn’t really anything it does better than other models you can choose from.


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