2021 Polestar 2 vs Tesla Model 3 // A Silent Nemesis Approaches

14 Okt 2020
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James and Thomas take the new 2021 Polestar 2 and review it against the market-leading Tesla Model 3. Both are all-wheel drive fully electric cars that have the word performance in their trims. The Polestar 2 recently received an official EPA range rating of 233 miles (375 km) whereas the model 3 performance has 322 miles (518 km) of range. They both command a similar price of high 70s Canadian. But are they worth it? And does the new kid on the block, the Polestar, pose a serious challenge to the Tesla? The boys explore the cars driving dynamics and what they are like to live with every day. Exterior and interior styling comparisons help figure out which one takes it in the looks department, and the back roads do the rest. Watch to see the outcome. SUBSCRIBE!
Thank you to Alex, Frank and the team at Polestar Toronto and Grand Touring Automobiles for allowing us to feature the Polestar 2. Check out their inventory here! www.grandtouringautos.com/
Post-production by Karston Chong
And Thomas Holland
Music from Epidemicsound.com
#Polestar2 #Tesla #Model3

  • And where is the drag race?

    Yunus EmreYunus EmreVor 9 Stunden
  • Tesla makes the best electric cars .(period)

    DR HomesteadDR HomesteadVor Tag
  • And I thought I was the only one writing 'Auto'-erotica this past year (... maybe we need a Facebook group, James).

    Dayne VickersDayne VickersVor 2 Tage
  • They say normal is good! Nah boring 🥱

    Fahrem GarrettFahrem GarrettVor 4 Tage
  • Tesla > Polestar any day.

    DriggyDriggyVor 8 Tage
  • Forgot to mention the Polestar's slower charge speed. 100 kw/h is a big difference. Especially for us in North America.

    FuckFuckVor 9 Tage
  • Personally, I prefer the Polestar. Way better interior, good looking exterior, etc.

    Happy MacHappy MacVor 9 Tage
  • I'm just so bored with Tesla and I'm a Volvo fanboy...I've owned every new Volvo model. So I'm confident I made the right choice in ordering the 2. But we'll see!

    Jared StephensonJared StephensonVor 11 Tage
  • A performance car with sub par suspension. Gotta love Tesla

    Nicolas BocchinoNicolas BocchinoVor 12 Tage
  • Actually ... I’d read those. ... can we adapt to screenplays?

    Smallstudio DesignSmallstudio DesignVor 12 Tage
  • The Polestar just feels like so much higher quality, especially if you go for the leather seats and wood interior

    Erik RussoErik RussoVor 14 Tage
  • Wow even the tail lights are misaligned

    Richard ButtonRichard ButtonVor 15 Tage
  • MIC, no thanks. I've had enough of their gifts this year.

    Thomas JacquesThomas JacquesVor 16 Tage
  • Thing is tesla has already cornered the market. Not sure why they put out a vehicle with same price point

    Rimmy ReddyRimmy ReddyVor 17 Tage
  • No EV owner uses the FRUNK on a daily basis!!!

    bruintoobruintooVor 18 Tage
  • If we had the Tesla drivetrain in the Polestar that would be really ideal. You would have looks and performance.

    Daytona 392Daytona 392Vor 18 Tage
  • FYI the polestar Making a noise on opening the frunk is actually from opening the door as the clean air system tries to clean the air in the cabin. Air quality must of been a bit worse than normal, it’s the same as the Volvo system since 2009.

    Broads BoaterBroads BoaterVor 19 Tage
  • Approaching Clarkson, Hammond, and May levels of banter

    lfventeslfventesVor 19 Tage
  • No break pedal... what?

    Eugene KEugene KVor 20 Tage
  • I can’t lie, i hate the tesla interior, it’s so bland

    Big lad StuBig lad StuVor 22 Tage
  • Polestar is great, I'd wish to have it, but it is quite expensive

    Alexander MaliyAlexander MaliyVor 22 Tage
  • I feel you really tried to prefer the Polestar, but you knew the Tesla is better

    Eyal AmranEyal AmranVor 25 Tage
  • EV needs a good charging network to work.

    sammeosammeoVor 26 Tage
  • and which one would i choose? neither... I have driven both and the polestar feels better to drive but i really dislike the crossover seating position whilst the seating position in the tesla is good but the fit and finish of the tesla is not even close to pretty much any other car on the planet. and the tesla looks like absolute dog shit compared to pretty much any other car on the planet and i couldn't get myself to wake up in the morning, look out the window and see that abomination just to remind me that i am going to drive that thing today. but if i got one for free would i choose the polestar without even thinking about it. I already have cars for long road trips with conventional combustion engines which gives me a less than 5 minute fill up time which grants me another 800km before i have to do another fuel stop so the polestar would just be a commuter car to drive from home to work and home again

    Isak sIsak sVor 27 Tage
  • I don't like the styling of the Model 3, so it ends there, it's a deal-breaker. Polestar 2, maybe, the biggest negative is the country of origin which I could live with. I'd only use a BEV for commuting with free charging at work so the charging advantage of Tesla doesn't help me.

    John FishJohn FishVor Monat
  • The intros are temporarily normal it's not funny.

    Kquaks YTKquaks YTVor Monat
  • You can Drift with the new Tesla(putt all the power to back motors in settings and turn of correction control and drift), you can't drift with the pole star.

    Epicscore EuEpicscore EuVor Monat
  • Polestar's biggest mistake, is having a gear box...only reason to putt a gear box into an EV is to milk money on repairs. Fils no function

    Epicscore EuEpicscore EuVor Monat
  • And that Tesla is most likely the blandest looking performance car ever.

    bar1bar1Vor Monat
  • Why name it Polestar and still make it look like a Volvo

    bar1bar1Vor Monat
    • And Volvo has electric car as well.

      bar1bar1Vor Monat
  • No mention of Tesla's Auto Pilot. I would pay so much more for that technology that is lacking in the Polestar. Either way, awesome channel and great video.

    Fred BotFred BotVor Monat
  • Most lights are designed to steam up, rather than hold the water, they will evaporate the water quite quickly... If they are supposedly sealed lights, we know they will ingress water, only it won’t clear in time and need replacing.. 👍 😜

    Alexander SimpsonAlexander SimpsonVor Monat
  • What is good things about Tesla? I expect Tesla’s stock price could be 1/5 of current price since Electric BMW, Electric Merc, Electric Hyundai will be better than Tesla Models.

    RhinoRhinoVor Monat
  • The PoleCat too looks like a dodge

  • "oh, someone forgot to install the interior" - :D

    Kirill GusevKirill GusevVor Monat
  • I like the PS2 interior and exterior better. But the TM3 excels at everything else.

    Andreas LarssonAndreas LarssonVor Monat
  • you gotta remember Tesla is 8 years old

    360Tomahawk_obese_gorilla87360Tomahawk_obese_gorilla87Vor Monat
  • Ha ha ha I love the condensation comment

    ed s.ed s.Vor Monat
  • jelly bean vs Volvo lol

    PoglantPoglantVor Monat
  • Love EV but don't want to deal with Tesla's shenanigans. No question I pick the Polestar

    Trades46Trades46Vor Monat
  • LOL. The called the leather in the Tesla "vegan". Back in my day, we called it FAKE(aka "vinyl").

    Richard MiddletonRichard MiddletonVor Monat
  • The main reason I dislike Teslas is not only the lack of build quality, but also because I want something new. Everywhere I go, it’s always Tesla, Tesla, Tesla.

    BensonBensonVor Monat
  • The polestar is so much better looking. 😍

    Doom SlayerDoom SlayerVor Monat
  • LMFAO @ 12:40 ....!

    N GarciN GarciVor Monat
  • Not much of a comparison video as the polestar doesn’t compare really in any category

    Mysterio467Mysterio467Vor Monat
  • I have a Tesla 3P, but I respect Volvos effort in giving tesla completion. Reality is that Teslas charging network will be very difficult for other car manufacturers to compete against.

    Ryan TobiasRyan TobiasVor Monat
  • is that orangeville or something?

    Tennis ReplayTennis ReplayVor Monat
  • Go polestar

    Sandy BoleYTSandy BoleYTVor Monat
  • Refreshed look on ModelS. ibb.co/3srHVTV

    Costel CamburuCostel CamburuVor Monat
  • I would NEVER buy a tesla, I dislike their owners. I DISLIKE the GIANT center screen like tesla It has my Apple Carplay requirement. Nice brembo brakes. With tesla, now you are competing for a charging station parking space with an addtional 500k cars in 2020.

    mrpmj00mrpmj00Vor Monat
  • Tesla has the range and supercharger network. That makes up for a lot of its faults. I'd pick just about any other electric car over a Tesla, but then I'm reminded of the superior range of a Tesla along with a supercharger network that has no equal.

    TrailzRockTrailzRockVor Monat
  • Why would someone pick a "performance" car that is slower and shorter range and no charging network? I just don't get that. Nobody yells, "We're #2. We're #2" except this guy. Is it the fake grill?

    Dieter ZerressenDieter ZerressenVor Monat
  • Me: hey you can drop me off around the corner over there Uber driver: 12:37

    J. K.J. K.Vor Monat
  • Starting at $59k. Not a Model 3 competitor.

    ytmndanytmndanVor 2 Monate
  • Let's be honest, 0% chance you pick that Polestar over the Model 3 performance. Sounded like it was worse in almost every way lol. "I will take the slower one, with less range, worse tech, no supercharger network, and a shitty interior please."

    Jordan SilvestriJordan SilvestriVor 2 Monate
  • These cars are great, Volvo all day long for me, or Polestar so to speak, but these guys are great, love the humour

    Tanvir AliTanvir AliVor 2 Monate
  • Well, I know. Tesla fanboys will always point out acceleration. Actually when you look around acceleration seems to be the only thing anyone attributes to a Tesla. What if you live in the US, or even California where Teslas are made? The speed limit is a boring 65 and acceleration really accounts for nothing on roads that almost require you to drive a Jeep to be called "a road". There's more to vehicles than acceleration. I for one really loved the "this one looks like a turtle" and yes, the looks of any Tesla alone would prevent me from buying one. The Polestar looks good, not great, but good. I like Volvo and if the quality of a Polestar is similar to a Volvo it's definitely better than a Tesla. Charging is an issue and that's where Tesla has an advantage in the US. We'll see what the future brings. We're at the very beginning of EVs, despite what Tesla fans tell people, the vast majority of new vehicles sold on this planet are still ICE vehicles. Well, for my wife a EV would make sense since she commutes and only commutes with her Volvo. For me Teslas look a lot like Trabbies (Trabant - the only vehicle built in the former GDR/Eastern Germany. They all looked the same and not in a good way) and my wife will never buy a Tesla unless they come up with a more appealing design. For women acceleration means nothing, but comfort and looks do. She's much rather buy an Audi with HUD, great sound system and super comfy seats, left alone good looks. For me, I have no use for an EV as it is. My car has 2 tanks so I get the range I need and yes, I fill a whopping 44 gallons into the guzzler. For that I can go places EVs won't go in a while and it's a fun vehicle to drive with stick shift and without doors or roof. Not very environmentally friendly but frankly I don't care about that a lot anyways, plus I can tow my little camping trailer for a good 600 miles to the middle of nowhere without the need for a gas station (or a electrical outlet).

    Uwe SchroederUwe SchroederVor 2 Monate
  • These guys are very entertaining and good. Love to see 2021 Guilia vs new M3 when available.

    John MansfieldJohn MansfieldVor 2 Monate
  • dehave.info/down/hX-Slo7YrqbWqKA/video

    2ndProtects1st2ndProtects1stVor 2 Monate
  • Omaze is a scam!

    Lukas MolLukas MolVor 2 Monate
  • That cracked me up 12:34

    niceguy60niceguy60Vor 2 Monate
  • Every one with their me to cars. What do they think the specs of the competing Teslas are going to be by the time these hit the market?

    W BW BVor 2 Monate
  • Nothing like an electric car made in China with a premium manufacturer's name slapped on it to make the auto-press go crazy. This is propaganda simple as that.

    Brian DavesBrian DavesVor 2 Monate
  • polestar looks so much better...especially inside. the tesla has a very boring styling inside.

    Se BastianSe BastianVor 2 Monate
  • You guys missed a chance to say “auto-erotica” instead of “car related erotica. #Jussayin 😂 ’

    oilhazeoilhazeVor 2 Monate
  • Nice video! The downside to Polestar 2 is its release in Australia was put forward from 2020 to some undisclosed date in 2021 and with undisclosed pricing and will sell from new undisclosed stores a lot like Tesla. So if you want something in Australia now it’s Tesla or nothing. And who wants to wait another year to compare?

    Cody KoniorCody KoniorVor 2 Monate
  • Polestar is china and china could bring lot of crap in the us market to let peoples be confused,do you ever heard about this company yet,I doesn't,so we have one and more right decision wait to buy an electric car from experimented car manufacturer such as mercedes,bmw,subaru,etc...in about 15 years or so.

    Sergovich7 PS4Sergovich7 PS4Vor 2 Monate
  • My father Made the batteri

  • Soundtrack: kaapstad - warlords in paradise

    idxdmitryidxdmitryVor 2 Monate
  • Can we get a race of the Model 3 Performance vs a comparable cost car? But the cost is over 5 years of use and maintenance.

    Jonathan MealyJonathan MealyVor 2 Monate
  • "Did I tell you the story about the rabit and the snail"

    RustyNutsRustyNutsVor 2 Monate
  • How dose the batteries hold up in freezing condition

    Dan PeekDan PeekVor 2 Monate
  • Polestar - Made in China, I will stick to my American made Tesla. China brought us the Covid virus and killed millions around the world.

    Gary MouridyGary MouridyVor 2 Monate
  • You guys talk about cars for rich and very rich people..

    kws1957kws1957Vor 2 Monate
  • I like polestar 2 more

    terabithia Xiongterabithia XiongVor 2 Monate
  • We'll just ignore... Tesla can drive itself. Nbd

    Video SuperheroVideo SuperheroVor 2 Monate
  • Furry Ari.... omg youre f*****ng disgusting

    Denis MarecikDenis MarecikVor 2 Monate
  • Grilles are only really necessary on ICE cars, so it really bothers me that the Polestar still has one. It seems like Volvo designers just want to make the car seem as normal as possible to attract the more conservative crowd.

    JackStraitJackStraitVor 2 Monate
  • James is a dream boyfriend 😍

    Iván OlivaresIván OlivaresVor 2 Monate
  • Its just a phase...

    Xander Underwood'sXander Underwood'sVor 2 Monate
  • Let me spare you 23 minutes of pain: Tesla is simply a better car, it has more power and more range and costs the same money.

    Catalin PopescuCatalin PopescuVor 2 Monate
  • Polestar has recalled all of its Polestar 2 electric vehicles to fix a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to lose power while driving. Owners of the Polestar 2 have been told by the automaker to take their vehicles to a service center to have the vehicle's software updated to fix the issue.

    widmael alcenatwidmael alcenatVor 2 Monate
  • The polestar looks gorgeous

    Tony STony SVor 2 Monate
  • All about the Tesla, love the companies stepping up their game to produce a Tesla like car, but Tesla takes the crown.

    LarseusLarseusVor 2 Monate
  • So often these comedic skits come off as very cringy but this works to great effect. Very entertaining and informative! As a Swede I wish Polestar was still Swedish, but still went for Model 3 in this case ;)

    Patrik WihlkePatrik WihlkeVor 2 Monate
  • So, looks and normality vs. performance and oddity.

    Dark Of LightDark Of LightVor 2 Monate
  • Wait till test out the Roadster 2 in 2021. 1.9 60mph, air jet version possibly 1 second 0-60. 250+ mph.

    CallandorCallandorVor 2 Monate
  • No mention of basic autopilot standard on the tesla?

    DomDomVor 2 Monate
  • Top Gear ripoff 🤦🏼‍♂️ even the “I bet James is sitting in his car going on about speed...” is a total Grand Tour ripoff... I guess it’s hard when someone has already made the best possible version of a car program...

    Michael TegnerMichael TegnerVor 3 Monate
  • But of all the Polestar's "really heavy" steel boddy, How many of the 4000lb does it weigh -?? 500?? - Remember a "Really heavy" car monocoque really isn't all that heavy when compared to the weight of Seats, Battery, Driveline components etc... ( I get it, "Journalists" - loosely phrased - have to make emotive points - even if they are not completely factual.)

    kadmowkadmowVor 3 Monate
  • Does it have updates? No Does it have a supercharging network? No It does have a weird box on the steeringwheel.

    BeeCeeBeeCeeVor 3 Monate
  • I really like the Volvo, but my $ will go for the Tesla in a few months.

    idemchuk0506idemchuk0506Vor 3 Monate
  • Same price ? Please do your research

    GG lifeGG lifeVor 3 Monate
  • Pole star sounds like a porn star’s name.

    M3PM3PVor 3 Monate
  • Polestar 2 looks like a Saab 9-3

    bestdog sakibestdog sakiVor 3 Monate
  • Tesla because autopilot and the supercharger network

    RonstedRonstedVor 3 Monate
  • I'd take a Pulestar over a Musk Telsa any time of the week.

    truthordarequestionstruthordarequestionsVor 3 Monate
  • Hit up Mountain Pass Performance for badass Tesla upgrades!!!!

    Jesse TongJesse TongVor 3 Monate
  • James' hoodie looks like something a college white girl would wear to the beach

    Milos JovanovicMilos JovanovicVor 3 Monate
  • “...Pilot Sport 4s...that is objectively a better tire than those Continentals.” /TheStraightPipes has left the chat

    Milos JovanovicMilos JovanovicVor 3 Monate
    • TH never Disappoint with Intros

      Milos JovanovicMilos JovanovicVor 3 Monate