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!
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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  • carwow

    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!

    • Roger Starkey
      Roger Starkey

      @Santa Fe You probably already do. You certainly rely on major components from China which have bearing on safety.

    • Roger Starkey
      Roger Starkey

      @tiger I like traffic lights.

    • Roger Starkey
      Roger Starkey

      2 months later..... Nice car, but..... Recall for (dangerous) software issues. Direct range comparison with Model 3....... not favourable. (And it's a proper range test, not the irrelevant "run to empty")

    • erikincph

      carwow Charging, range and efficiency are way better for Tesla...but of of course the interior is more important (0:

    • Smita

      Forget Tesla, where my Android creeps at;)

  • Frank Mynard
    Frank Mynard

    The guy you called a moron was more off than on

  • Ethan Diamond
    Ethan Diamond

    it also starts at 60k, the teslamodel 3 starts at 38k

  • Jens Lindblad
    Jens Lindblad

    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.

  • YMOR Playz
    YMOR Playz

    Idk why but the Volvo cars just got you for some reason

  • unknown error
    unknown error

    Make polestar 2 vs tesla model 3 video

  • EASHOA -the Evidence
    EASHOA -the Evidence

    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 !!

  • Hambo

    I don't think even the Apple fanboys will say Siri is good

  • Matt Smith
    Matt Smith

    Polestar 2: Electric Boogaloo

  • Tharush Somashekar
    Tharush Somashekar

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

  • Anders Dextell
    Anders Dextell

    IOS Siri please

  • K Flight Dispatcher
    K Flight Dispatcher

    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.

  • Yi Zang
    Yi Zang

    When you have to use the right words to control the car as intended, it's a failure already.

  • Johnny Rosenberg
    Johnny Rosenberg

    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.

  • Yummy Poggers
    Yummy Poggers

    I got a Polestar ad watching this

  • Tazio

    Excellent review; very entertaining. Thank you.

  • M 0077
    M 0077

    Brummie accent is giving Google a headache...

  • Me at home
    Me at home

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

  • Jerome Demers
    Jerome Demers

    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.

  • Veyd Ranadive
    Veyd Ranadive

    What’s wrong with Matt’s mic? It suddenly changes volume!

  • Veyd Ranadive
    Veyd Ranadive

    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?

  • gongills

    Sad to see you didn't poke it with a stick.

  • Satvinder Singh Dhiman
    Satvinder Singh Dhiman

    Interior is so better than tesla

  • Uros Andric
    Uros Andric

    Polestar 1 is better and looks better

  • Jue Fie
    Jue Fie

    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 😉

  • Jeremy Petix
    Jeremy Petix

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

  • Oopsy Daisy
    Oopsy Daisy

    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.

  • Monstertruck

    Tom Cruise surely enjoyed this Volvo.

  • Plebasaurus Rekt
    Plebasaurus Rekt

    1:55 tom cruises car-brother

  • Jim Heeren
    Jim Heeren

    I really like the orange seatbelts, they look really good

  • James Olelo
    James Olelo

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

    • -

      I've read that too. Approximately 2200 cars have been recalled though far less have actually had issues but the actual number of reports of actual shut down issues seem to be relatively few and far between. Software glitch apparently but updates sort it out.

  • Damalia Marsi
    Damalia Marsi

    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..

  • Anthony Cerullo
    Anthony Cerullo

    Did nobody else get the Tesla v Clarkson reference?

  • Reader Of Speaks
    Reader Of Speaks

    It's very expensive but does not seem too premium also just go recalled.

    • Reader Of Speaks
      Reader Of Speaks

      @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.

    • Plebasaurus Rekt
      Plebasaurus Rekt

      @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.

    • Reader Of Speaks
      Reader Of Speaks

      @Plebasaurus Rekt I would rather drive a car that does not need a recall.

    • Plebasaurus Rekt
      Plebasaurus Rekt

      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...

  • memelord andromeda
    memelord andromeda

    Definitely one of the best cars out today🙌

  • hugdeath929

    So much for Android being 🤴 😀

  • L.R.J

    Android SUCKS.

  • Ritteltits

    It's a d!ckhead move to not mute the "Hey Google" commands in videos like this. It sets off devices in our homes!

  • love4lust7301

    Imagine screaming at your car while driving. Gives a new definition to road rage

  • GameGouge

    There's something a bit off about this branding for me. It looks like some unbranded Chinese fake Volvo. Either that or an unfinished prototype.

  • Abdullah E
    Abdullah E

    It was me in the blue Audi , I drove like that cause I knew it was you Lol 😂

  • Yeeg

    23:20 I see what you did there

  • TJ Yun
    TJ Yun

    tesla has a own software but volvo is not. its night and day difference. and supercharger......

    • memelord andromeda
      memelord andromeda

      Polestars software is basically android

  • Mr. SLMV
    Mr. SLMV

    3:24 i was thinking why is he going to sit in the passenger seat 😂 wait he is in the UK😂

  • simon Mac
    simon Mac


  • MrPickledede

    Long Live Androids Down with Apple (its a fruit that can rot quickly!)

  • MrPickledede

    Your reviews are Jolly Good (I am American trying some Britishisms)

  • MrPickledede

    I heard the google voice doesnt Recognize British Accents as well as American accents

  • Tihomir Tubic
    Tihomir Tubic

    Mute the “Hey Google” parts of the video please. My Home gets activated every time and it’s extremely annoying.

  • Stewart Barker
    Stewart Barker

    Whilst I love his reviews, I fear his constant Android love and apple bashing has swayed his judgement here. I 100% believe that if the infotainment had exactly the same functionality but was apple, he wouldn’t have described it as being the best infotainment on the market.

    • -

      He's got a point though, Crapple products are overpriced tat. Android is leagues ahead of iOS.

  • karl burke
    karl burke

    Model 3 is far better looking.

  • fredric Jacobsen.
    fredric Jacobsen.

    Vorfor skall man lage vinnkraft nor vi har vulkaner? Vorfor da ikke vulkan kraft?

  • Umar Ali
    Umar Ali

    Do a review of Tesla model X P100D please

  • Alrik Soderlind
    Alrik Soderlind

    Hi, really great review! And here is a first drive of it´s closest rival: Volvo XC40 P8 AWD Recharge. sltoos.info/for/zKJnzZJpba-WuJw/video

  • John Doe
    John Doe

    Oooh, what is that random blue car in the front of me doing.... (Yes, that totally random blue car, with a gopro mounted on the rear window as to film me......Honest, it's totally NOT a car from the production that is filming the car)....

  • Allsevens

    So is Samsung/Android in the UK like Apple in the US? Don't worry Android users Siri also gots her problems. EX. Watch some of Simon Whistlers videos!

  • Andres Leon
    Andres Leon

    nio es6 more range, better quality, better features, more space, less money plus nio house vip membership

  • TruthSeeker

    No where near as good as Nio's nomi

  • iLikeTigerz101

    sorry, when there's a Chinese company building a car with that much tech, it's an endless money pit. Land Rover and Jaguar couldn't agree more.

  • Илија Б.
    Илија Б.

    Honestly i really like the "brick" key that polestar has, it reminds me of a Zippo lighter, or to make it sound more Swedish, a lego brick :)

    • Илија Б.
      Илија Б.

      @Its Abdulla Film AS at the end its all Sweden!!! XD

    • Its Abdulla Film AS
      Its Abdulla Film AS

      Lego is from denmark?

  • EV or not EV that is the question for my next ride
    EV or not EV that is the question for my next ride

    Not worth it. It has been recalled already: insideevs.com/news/447089/all-2200-polestar-2-delivered-recalled/

  • DexxonGamerYT

    Id take this over a tesla anyday.

  • Sadman Sadek
    Sadman Sadek

    And Polestar has now recalled every vehicles sold, due to loss of power abruptly, which might cause serious safety issue.

  • Bo Ho
    Bo Ho

    That huge console between the seats is ugly and a waste of space

  • LeonGamer 2.0
    LeonGamer 2.0

    It is better than a Tesla

  • Twitch Zyklon
    Twitch Zyklon

    Google on my phone turned on every time you said hey Google and it stopped the video every time. All I wanted to do was watch a carwow video :(

  • Dan Johanis
    Dan Johanis

    So I don’t confuse the ‘pole star’ with people hearing ‘porn star’ and to avoid an embarrassing situation I just say it as ‘polester’. Now parents look at me weird

    • turkey bandit
      turkey bandit

      Dan Johanis hahhaah

  • LeonGamer 2.0
    LeonGamer 2.0

    MBUX is better

  • 김쏭

    이 자동차 미쳤다 to 이쁘다 다른 차보다

  • Sahib Singh
    Sahib Singh

    That's a iphone 10 get a iphone 11 come at me boy

  • Sahib Singh
    Sahib Singh

    At least I don't have to have a flat top and bottom 😂

  • Tobias


  • Lurchipoo

    The Chinese Communist Government thanks you for the great review of their vehicle.

  • Orange Records Studio & Media
    Orange Records Studio & Media

    TURN OFF THE FCK add !!! its a car review !!!

  • R M
    R M

    It is a a cheap copy of Tesla from a Chinese company.

    • Dimas Aria Putra
      Dimas Aria Putra

      Tesla is garbage

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia
      Lelouch Vi Britannia

      Lmao, are you blind

  • VeloceLightning

    make a drag race between tesla model 3 and polstar 2

  • Zeeshan Borah
    Zeeshan Borah

    This looks like a boxier volvo

  • ArtChock

    So Matt. What about these big bezel?

  • Abdalaziz Alkhames
    Abdalaziz Alkhames

    The face of a human heater 7:08 lol

  • V8

    Electric suv fucking horrible

  • Harrys Aggeletopoulos
    Harrys Aggeletopoulos

    It’s like a Lamborghini urus

  • Oussama Ben brahim
    Oussama Ben brahim

    I can't understand what you find cool about the interior ? It seems pretty normal

  • sabishi

    I see free advertising for tesla everywhere good job lol

  • K0S3K

    Is it just me, or should Mat upgrade his camera gear finally?

  • nobodynemoq

    Nice car. Looks light years better than Tesla Model 3, and although it is more expensive and has much less range - the interior pays off. That single chinese tablet on a dashboard in Tesla is just ugly. If I was going to spend such money on EV car, it would go to Vol... I mean, Polestar.

  • Ackermann Jaeger .50 AE
    Ackermann Jaeger .50 AE

    I got a polestar commercial before the video xD soothing

  • Flaming Hedgehog
    Flaming Hedgehog

    Polestar made in China. I am yet to own anything Chinese made that has lasted. Hope this defies usual Chinese 'quality'.. Not hard to beat Tesla's idea of quality I suppose..

  • Ian Dante
    Ian Dante

    I fucking love this car

  • singalongme1

    its like "open sesame" magical phrase and what if you forget it?

  • Mani Dasoju
    Mani Dasoju

    This car looks amazing, get a quick wrap to make it look more cyberpunky and it would fit perfectly. Apart from Tesla autopilot, this car would win out. Would probably need a test drive of both cars to really feel if it would be a good upgrade from my GTI. But the only downside is that this is costlier than even the Model 3 Long Range, so valuewise the Polestar is a no-go.


    ...great car, doubt about the presenter😂

  • Carti Personalizate 3D
    Carti Personalizate 3D

    Interesting but please check the video on Wizemy channel related to Tesla. It might change your mind

  • George Griffiths
    George Griffiths


  • Richard Cash
    Richard Cash

    Dear god... soooooo many adverts 😫

  • Padrecamillo

    In my dads old Volvo 740, the rear window did also just roll down half way. Remember questioning this once. Answer. Its for child safety.


    First time see pple kissing phone lmao

  • Luke !
    Luke !

    iPhone 📱 alllll the wayyyyyyy

  • Andrew Cooper
    Andrew Cooper

    I am a little disappointed that the polestar 2 cannot be found in the carwow listings for cars under the review section of Carwow

  • Andrew Cooper
    Andrew Cooper

    after having watched this video on the Polestatr v2 I am inclined to agree with Mat Watsons verdict on the car and may even shortlist it....

  • Kristian

    The way he looked in the camera when he said "and do some other tests with it as well" I thought he was gonna have sex with it later.

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