Polestar 2 EV review - see where it beats the Tesla Model 3

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This is the all-new Polestar 2! It’s an alternative to the oh-so-popular Tesla Model 3, and based on looks alone, we think it has the potential to beat it and be the must-have EV of 2020! But with a price tag just shy of £50,000, we need to take a proper look to see if it can sway us away from the class-leading Model 3! It may be packing a 78kWh battery and dual electric motors, helping it achieve over 400hp and 660Nm of torque, but is it enough? You'll have to join Mat for his latest in-depth review to find out!
Chapters
00:00 Intro
01:22 Design
03:23 Interior
04:20 Infotainment
07:25 Practicality
08:42 Back Seats
10:24 Boot
12:09 Annoying Features
13:55 Good Features
15:14 Price
16:24 0-60mph
17:15 Regenerative Brakes
19:37 Parking
20:04 Motorway Driving
21:53 Twisty Road Driving
22:36 Range
23:35 Verdict
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  • TESLA FANBOYS, we want to hear from you! What features of the Polestar 2 do you think are better than the Model 3?! Let us know in the comments!

    carwowcarwow4 أشهر قبل
    • @Noah Tabraham , @SkinnyOne, @Denis Daly, @ZA AZ, @Paul, @Xanthopteryx, @Gunnar Bolmsjö,@supaahflyy,@Darek Synowiec,@HQsound,@Roger Starkey,@ram64man, @Johnny Strabler Thank you all for mentioning. Just to make sure that y'all not relate with Chinese I post this sentence(It will be good thing if you can't read it) 小心被当局逮住 / 工作一结束手机就销毁 For one thing guys, I DID NOT say I own Tesla nor did I said I support Tesla. I just can't believe how dumb people have gotten. Why are you bringing phone to the matter? I was saying that car is something that can harm, possibly kill YOU and the others if not worked properly. A Chinese made mobile(Samsung,Apple, etc.) does not kill multiple people at once, even if it works like a bomb. Have you ever heard of a news that mobile killing multiple people? I just said the car is being made by Chinese in the Chinese factory which in common sense is not so much reliable. If the Tesla is being made in China, Fine, so be it. Not buying one. Any of you have a nice memory of products made in China? Certainly, not for me. Kindly prove me wrong. PLEASE. So please, if you want a reasonable reply please think twice before you put bullshit and mention me (P.S Thanks to the people who were kind enough to provide insights that I did not realize about products. And please it's been 4 months guys, if you want me to shut up please tell Mat to block me)

      Santa FeSanta Fe2 أيام قبل
    • @Santa Fe Tesla's are manufactured in China as well!

      Johnny StrablerJohnny Strabler2 أيام قبل
    • @Jakub www.google.com/amp/s/www.teslarati.com/tesla-china-model-3-build-quality-shanghai-manufacturing/amp/

      Relansis _1Relansis _12 أيام قبل
    • @Simple Car Blog nope not an issue sure it’s good if you are up major routes but is still miles away from most peoples homes making them irrelevant where a few ccs are available within 15 miles

      ram64manram64man4 أيام قبل
    • @Santa Fe so why are you think of buying a Tesla, until Germany plant comes online all model y and 3 will come from China

      ram64manram64man4 أيام قبل
  • So can we conclude that Google Assistant in that car is a #fail?

    Azlan SharomAzlan Sharomأيام قبل
  • 3 for me is better looking. the 3P is sick, 0-60 3.2 can’t beat that & handles like a dream... proud owner & would make the same bet again...

    Ankit SharmaAnkit Sharma2 أيام قبل
  • Ffs its bloody 2 in the morning and you made my google home blast some song called "london" on spotify

    Niek SendersNiek Senders2 أيام قبل
  • HA apple fan boys. Android phones r better

    matiss hansensmatiss hansens2 أيام قبل
  • A view from afar, Polestar for; It's a hatchback, looks better than a tesla, (Matt, shave your eyebrows off, looks better with a grill and you look better with eyebrows, er, I think) ditto interior, 0 to 60, in real driving not relevant, 40 to 60/50 to 70, is where it's at. Tesla for, the best charging network in the world, most advanced updates and Tech available, so, you pays your money and takes your choice, mine would be, Polestar. As always, a great review Matt, this is why we keep watching.

    Johnny StrablerJohnny Strabler2 أيام قبل
  • is this the 2020 model?

    Zayd Khan V-L-BZayd Khan V-L-B2 أيام قبل
  • Can’t wait until Polestar actually gets better. I was sweating bullets that Geely wasn’t really doing anything.

    Alfred Fonacier IIIAlfred Fonacier III3 أيام قبل
  • nao gostei

    sheila vintesheila vinte3 أيام قبل
  • Is this the model that catches alight?

    Anglosaxon MikeAnglosaxon Mike4 أيام قبل
  • My P2 arrives Jan - Interested in those timings, I've yet to see another video review get anywhere near 4.1s - is your gear accurate?

    John MasonJohn Mason4 أيام قبل
  • Sleek and flawless design = Tesla

    Relaxing Music GardenRelaxing Music Garden5 أيام قبل
  • Tesla Model 2 is around the corner

    PALASH CHOUDHURYPALASH CHOUDHURY5 أيام قبل
  • Did you do any filming at Millbrook proving ground, notice the town testing was In flitwick lol

    Nathan DayNathan Day6 أيام قبل
  • Polestar cant hold teslas jock strap mate

    Andrew AziziAndrew Azizi7 أيام قبل
  • its owned by the CPP .. FAAARRRKKK that!!!! Tesla please

    SomeRandomSomeRandom7 أيام قبل
  • It's about time Tesla gets some competition and this one will most definitely give them a run for their money especially at that price point

    Saw DustSaw Dust8 أيام قبل
  • The polstar 2 is the best electric car ever

    Christopher MaloneyChristopher Maloney8 أيام قبل
  • But , is it made from China ?? now Volvo is own by Chinese !?

    Francis M.L. yungFrancis M.L. yung10 أيام قبل
  • Please do one in-dept review on new Vauxhall Corsa E. The electric one.

    Syed ReyadhSyed Reyadh12 أيام قبل
  • I am an apple user and fanboy and I still like google but... siri is better in my opinion

    Kmbisch11Kmbisch1113 أيام قبل
  • great in-depth review (for the format) but I honestly don't think it looks better than the Tesla model 3. The interior might have a slightly better build quality but disgn wise I think it's too bloated on the inside

    Oskar PaulanderOskar Paulander14 أيام قبل
  • Polestar isn't swedish, it's a Chinese company.

    Chris SaenzChris Saenz14 أيام قبل
  • Gun to my head I would 100% not choose the Polestar 2 over the Model 3 right now Decision is easy since the Polestar 2 isn't available in the US yet.

    Luckysquirrel1256Luckysquirrel125614 أيام قبل
  • 이차도 언능 한국에 들어왔으면 해요~~기대됍니다^^

    냉동참치냉동참치15 أيام قبل
  • they are both a lab of glass get over it...

    yoitsgunattackyoitsgunattack15 أيام قبل
  • After this vid I think the Tesla is better

    JD Der eineJD Der eine15 أيام قبل
  • Is there an alternative if you are an Apple User?

    Jimease MeaseyJimease Measey16 أيام قبل
  • Tesla is minimalist like a unfurnished flat 😂😂😭

    Rocky PRocky P16 أيام قبل
  • You lost me at was bought by a Chinese company

    Rocky PRocky P16 أيام قبل
  • Chinese

    Per JohannessonPer Johannesson17 أيام قبل
  • Volvo has been in the car manufacturing way way longer than Tesla and still Tesla beat Volvo on the basics. Handling etc... Obviously many of Polestar's specs are Tesla inspired.

    Distorted HumanityDistorted Humanity17 أيام قبل
  • I love your videos, but the passive aggressiveness in this particular video pisses me off. I mean I hate Apple and yet you managed to infuriate me with your "Apple fanboys"

    Edgars NiedraEdgars Niedra18 أيام قبل
  • I’d just bloody to and buy the darn thing if I had the money for it!

    Road Rollin'Road Rollin'19 أيام قبل
  • Why head lamps flashing ?

    周J周J19 أيام قبل
  • Tesla has a boring design Polestar hold my battery

    Kliman KhmeronKliman Khmeron19 أيام قبل
  • It comes too close to the car in front too quickly, could create road rage situation. Can the owner adjust that feature to their style of driving?

    J A HOUSERJ A HOUSER19 أيام قبل
  • Great review. You may have just made a sale for polestar!

    P HHP HH19 أيام قبل
  • But Matt, what about the luggage test..... how do I know if I can get my GSD in the boot?

    Funk GrooverFunk Groover20 أيام قبل
  • This car in watchdogs legion

    Pedro VeiriaPedro Veiria20 أيام قبل
  • Obviously the "moron" in the blue audi in front is your camera car, which I guess Audi had loaned you for the day so no harm done if you actually crashed into it then. And after complaining a bit about the harsh ride you might appreciate the manually adjustable dampers a bit more. I guess you can have them set up to suit your taste or the local roads or whatever because as you say nobody is going to be doing that very often, if ever. As usual no hint in your reviews as to what to do if you get a flat but at least in this review we could see there is no spare of any sort, so maybe there is a can of gunk which is probably useless and is going to require you to buy a new tyre anyway because the old one is full of gunk that the repairer will not remove (why would he if he can sell you a new one?). Plus you have to buy another repair kit which costs almost as much as a tyre even if it didn't work. So hundreds of dollars for a simple flat or zero if you had a spare wheel provided when you bought the car. I do wonder though what the guy you call to fix your flat tyre is going to do to help if the gunk does not work. Can someone tell me? Do you have to get a "tow"? or do they carry a range of skinny spare wheels these days? I thought I read about that happening in the UK but have not heard of it in Australia.

    Robert ManlyRobert Manly22 أيام قبل
  • What a beauty that 🤍colored Polestar 2 are 🤤 🤤 🤤 🤤 🤤 🤤 🤤 🤤 🤤 🤤

    Agustin LidénAgustin Lidén24 أيام قبل
  • 100% Chinese and better than TESLA. Also make sense android system as 90% phones are Android in the world

    Banana RepublicBanana Republic24 أيام قبل
  • In the future can you not say (Hey Google) your setting off all my devices in my house lol

    G. AG. A24 أيام قبل
  • glass roof yessssss

    ਉਂਕਾਰ ਸਿੰਘਉਂਕਾਰ ਸਿੰਘ24 أيام قبل
  • Be fair! This car has better (higher road clearance).

    Harry AxeHarry Axe25 أيام قبل
  • I hated model 3 and y suspension. Then This car is worst, in comparison. I drive lexus, if its not same, then not even worth looking at it

    Jack RyderJack Ryder25 أيام قبل
  • This is in no way better than a Tesla

    ShizAudiShizAudi26 أيام قبل
  • Such an ugly car, no curves at all...looks like it was designed with only a ruler 😂

    ShizAudiShizAudi26 أيام قبل
    • says the person who love the cybertruck

      satoru kendaisatoru kendai25 أيام قبل
  • I just got a pollster 2 ad from watching this

    Kripton IgniterKripton Igniter27 أيام قبل
  • LOVE THE LOOK, LOVE THE INTERNALS, GREAT LOOKING CAR, ARE POLESTAR GOING TO DO AN SUV?

    Ian & Amanda CharlesworthIan & Amanda Charlesworth27 أيام قبل
  • Was almost about to buy the new iPhone, but thank you to Matt for changing my mind, going buy Samsung now 😃

    Guru PawraGuru Pawra27 أيام قبل
  • I'm beginning to think Mat Watson is the best car journalist on the internet, and there are loads.

    Steve FletcherSteve Fletcher28 أيام قبل
  • this car lost me at google

    Scott DScott D28 أيام قبل
  • Can you please do metric values as well? Good review.

    Mike AnderssonMike Andersson29 أيام قبل
  • Det en saab

    Henrik FeldtHenrik Feldtأشهر قبل
  • tesla 3 looks like a duck.

    OwrangOwrangأشهر قبل
  • *Polestar release a Poelstar 2* Me: O nice. I hope that they don’t get any problems with the car. *3 weeks later:* *Polestar calls back all new cars*

    Gustav StenvinkelGustav Stenvinkelأشهر قبل
  • i like that norway is getting its own car brand

    Erwin RoineErwin Roineأشهر قبل
  • Being Android your life is practically OWNED BY YOUR CAR...

    Rahmi AcarRahmi Acarأشهر قبل
  • If your polestar 2 gets stolen (is that possible?) can the thief then get into your google account?

    Gazz RogersGazz Rogersأشهر قبل
    • Or if you leave your mates in the car unsupervised? 🤣

      Gazz RogersGazz Rogersأشهر قبل
  • The main reason why i watch this channel is because Matt is kicking apple fanboys in the butt 😉

    Nikola TomicNikola Tomicأشهر قبل
  • i've seen a pole star , she looked better than this and cheaper....plus her rear end was sublime.....

    dominic tripperdominic tripperأشهر قبل
  • yes there are pro and cons ..... tesla more efficient cheaper faster and a supercharger network polestar er.....

    dominic tripperdominic tripperأشهر قبل
  • Great review and fab car. I was just about to place an order, but one simple problem - owned by a Chinese company. I’m boycotting everything Chinese after their handling/lies about Covid 19. Buy the Jag instead.

    Mark HolbecheMark Holbecheأشهر قبل
  • The guy you called a moron was more off than on

    Frank MynardFrank Mynardأشهر قبل
  • it also starts at 60k, the teslamodel 3 starts at 38k

    Ethan DiamondEthan Diamondأشهر قبل
  • I think it has a SAAB look to it. However, the c-pillar blindspot seems huge, and I wonder how many people will drive into the back of agressively regenerating one-pedal electric vehicles. Do the brake lights come on when you lift off the throttle? Also all the info on the screen seems to be more distracting than good for maintaining attention on the traffic.

    Jens LindbladJens Lindbladأشهر قبل
  • Idk why but the Volvo cars just got you for some reason

    YMOR PlayzYMOR Playzأشهر قبل
  • Make polestar 2 vs tesla model 3 video

    unknown errorunknown errorأشهر قبل
  • Many "MORONS" brake to look on both sides of the road.. in a sense.. we are ALL MORONS on the road when we drive sensibly !!

    EASHOA -the EvidenceEASHOA -the Evidenceأشهر قبل
  • I don't think even the Apple fanboys will say Siri is good

    HamboHamboأشهر قبل
  • Polestar 2: Electric Boogaloo

    Matt SmithMatt Smithأشهر قبل
  • Why isn't anyone talking about the crow..... (listen to it properly... It sounds like yeah)

    Tharush SomashekarTharush Somashekarأشهر قبل
  • IOS Siri please

    Anders DextellAnders Dextellأشهر قبل
  • I think it supposes driver to use terminology to navigate or conduct the operation. It’s like aviation radio communication system, pilots and ATC only be allowed to use avi words under most cases.

    K Flight DispatcherK Flight Dispatcherأشهر قبل
  • When you have to use the right words to control the car as intended, it's a failure already.

    Yi ZangYi Zangأشهر قبل
  • I'm not sure why to mention that the seats are heated in 2020. I haven't seen a non heated (front) seat since the 1970's. Is this different in different countries, perhaps? My first car, a Volvo 244 DL 1976, had heated front seats and that was definitely not a luxury car.

    Johnny RosenbergJohnny Rosenbergأشهر قبل
  • I got a Polestar ad watching this

    Yummy PoggersYummy Poggersأشهر قبل
  • Excellent review; very entertaining. Thank you.

    TazioTazioأشهر قبل
  • Brummie accent is giving Google a headache...

    M 0077M 0077أشهر قبل
  • That was a tremendously good review - covered all the questions I had (apart from whether a dog can fit). Thanks!

    Me at homeMe at homeأشهر قبل
  • 7min58 is it a legal things to have a paper manual in glove box when you have a digital screen? I already search my manual to do things. it's practical but things change.

    Jerome DemersJerome Demersأشهر قبل
  • What’s wrong with Matt’s mic? It suddenly changes volume!

    Veyd RanadiveVeyd Ranadiveأشهر قبل
  • 19:23 that’s one of your teammate Matt! Can’t you see the camera on it’s windshield. It’s filming you. By the way I know Matt’s just joking, OK?

    Veyd RanadiveVeyd Ranadiveأشهر قبل
  • Sad to see you didn't poke it with a stick.

    gongillsgongillsأشهر قبل
  • Interior is so better than tesla

    Satvinder Singh DhimanSatvinder Singh Dhimanأشهر قبل
  • Polestar 1 is better and looks better

    Uros AndricUros Andricأشهر قبل
  • I find a Tesla Modell 3 is better looking. So on 😉 and cleaner inside cause it is a „modern“ car, not old fashion style like 1990 😉

    Jue FieJue Fieأشهر قبل
  • Sorry, Matt! I don’t understand why you like the PoleStar more than the Tesla Model 3.

    Jeremy PetixJeremy Petixأشهر قبل
  • I will stick with my 12 year old Mitsubishi. I have most of those features+ more leg/head room more boot space, better range, much cheaper to fix. I have android etc too and it was 100x cheaper to buy.

    Oopsy DaisyOopsy Daisyأشهر قبل
  • Tom Cruise surely enjoyed this Volvo.

    MonstertruckMonstertruckأشهر قبل
  • 1:55 tom cruises car-brother

    Plebasaurus RektPlebasaurus Rektأشهر قبل
  • I really like the orange seatbelts, they look really good

    Jim HeerenJim Heerenأشهر قبل
  • Hasn't this car had issues dying randomly and then when waiting for repairs they add on extra things?

    James OleloJames Oleloأشهر قبل
  • Wonder how anyone would buy a car from a country that kills people they don't agree with to harvest their organs and puts people in re-education camps..

    Damalia MarsiDamalia Marsiأشهر قبل
  • Did nobody else get the Tesla v Clarkson reference?

    Anthony CerulloAnthony Cerulloأشهر قبل
  • It's very expensive but does not seem too premium also just go recalled.

    Reader Of SpeaksReader Of Speaksأشهر قبل
    • @Plebasaurus Rekt I would rather drive car that won’t randomly lose power while driving due to a software glitch. That is a major safety concern not mere inconvenience. Fact.

      Reader Of SpeaksReader Of Speaksأشهر قبل
    • @Reader Of Speaks ofcourse, who wouldnt? :D The problem is that just because a brand doesnt do any recalls doesnt mean that they are perfect, it usually just means that they cover up the problem and pretend it doesnt exist.

      Plebasaurus RektPlebasaurus Rektأشهر قبل
    • @Plebasaurus Rekt I would rather drive a car that does not need a recall.

      Reader Of SpeaksReader Of Speaksأشهر قبل
    • Would you rather drive around in a faulty vehicle than having the company taking responsibility and fixing the problem FOR FREE? Volvo also tend to recall cars when something is wrong even if its not a very big problem, and i really cant wrap my head around why people say thats a bad thing...

      Plebasaurus RektPlebasaurus Rektأشهر قبل
  • Definitely one of the best cars out today🙌

    memelord andromedamemelord andromedaأشهر قبل
  • So much for Android being 🤴 😀

    hugdeath929hugdeath929أشهر قبل