Polestar 2 vs Tesla Model 3: safety and reliability

Both the Polestar and Tesla are packed with some of the latest high-tech safety and driver-assistance systems

Polestar 2 vs Tesla Model 3

Tesla owners are famously very happy with their cars on average, while most historical reliability issues have generally been ironed out. The brand was absent from the most recent Driver Power survey but this shouldn't be cause for concern.

Polestar is such a new brand that we haven't had a chance to assess the reliability of its cars, but taking parent company Volvo into account, you can be pretty confident that the Polestar 2 will meet expectations. 

Safety kit is, as you'd expect, comprehensive on the Volvo-derived Polestar: standard systems include collision avoidance, autonomous emergency braking, semi-autonomous cruise control and cross-traffic alert, plus lane-keeping and blind-spot assistance. 

Tesla offers a similarly high-tech package, including semi-autonomous cruise control and the option to add near-full-self-driving features for a shade under £7,000. The latter allows for automatic lane changes and the slightly eerie 'Summon' system that sees the car park itself and return with no-one on board.

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