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Polestar 2 review - Reliability and safety

Polestar includes a great level of safety kit for the 2, while reliability should prove to be equally sound.

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability and safety Rating

4.2 out of 5

  • Cabin quality
  • Good safety kit
  • On-board tech
  • Firm ride
  • Interior space a little compromised
  • Heavy

Polestar is still a relatively new manufacturer, but with Volvo contributing plenty of the car’s running gear, we’d expect reliability to not be too much of an issue. In our recent Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, Volvo finished 10th out of 30 manufacturers, while the XC40, which shares Volvo’s CMA platform with the Polestar 2, achieved an excellent 14th place in a list of 75 best cars to own.

Although the Polestar 2 hasn’t been crash-tested as yet by industry experts Euro NCAP, the relationship with Volvo also bodes well for safety. Polestar includes lane-keeping assistance, a blind-spot monitoring system, autonomous emergency braking, semi-autonomous cruise control, a cross-traffic alert and a rear collision warning system as standard.

Warranty

Polestar offers 3-year/60,000-mile warranty cover for the 2, while Tesla provides a four-year/50,000-mile warranty for the Model 3.

Servicing

Any new purchase of a Polestar 2 includes free servicing for three years at an authorised Polestar service partner, along with three years roadside assistance.

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