View Photos of the 2022 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered

The 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered Extended Range is the priciest and sportiest member of its family. Updates for this mid-2022-model-year update include a stronger electric motor and a larger battery, which have a meaningful impact on both its acceleration and EV range. But given that it shares its updated powertrain with certain less expensive XC60 models, the benefit of its performance-oriented Polestar upgrades is less clear.

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The 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered Extended Range has a plug-in-hybrid powertrain that combines a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, an electric motor between the engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, and another electric motor that powers the rear wheels.

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For mid-2022, updates to the plug-in-hybrid T8 Polestar Extended Range setup see total system output jump from 415 to 455 horsepower and from 494 to 523 pound-feet of torque.

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Our 2022 XC60 Polestar Extended Range test car sped to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and completed the quarter-mile in 12.6 seconds at 111 mph.

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A larger 14.9-kWh battery pack boosts the XC60 Extended Range’s estimated electric driving range from 19 to 36 miles, whether it’s a Polestar or not.

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In our 75-mph highway test, the 2022 XC60 Polestar Extended Range traveled 31 miles on pure electricity and averaged 30 mpg overall.

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A one-pedal driving mode is a welcome addition to 2022 XC60 plug-in-hybrid models.

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Unfortunately, the plug-in-hybrid XC60’s weak 3.7-kW onboard charger carries over, meaning it can take between five and eight hours to refill an empty battery, depending on the amperage of the Level 2 charging station.

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While the 2022 XC60 Polestar Engineered no longer has a unique plug-in-hybrid powertrain, it does feature model-specific equipment such as manually adjustable Öhlins dampers, 21- or 22-inch forged-aluminum wheels with summer performance tires, and an Akebono-developed brake system with huge front rotors and six-piston Brembo calipers.

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Polestar Engineered models feature distinct gold accents on their brake calipers, valve-stem caps, and seatbelts.

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The 2022 XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered Extended Range starts at $71,095, and its larger battery now makes it eligible for the full $7500 federal tax credit.

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