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Tesla Model Y vs. Polestar 2

When we compare the Tesla Model Y to the Polestar 2, the Tesla Model Y has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Polestar 2 has the advantage in the area of new vehicle base pricing Based on this comparison of the Tesla Model Y versus the Polestar 2, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Tesla Model Y versus Polestar 2 Pricing

For a new model, the Tesla Model Y's price is between $50,600 and $84,545, with the Polestar 2 priced between $50,449 and $70,730.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Tesla Model Y’s base engine makes 425 horsepower, and the Polestar 2 base engine makes 231 horsepower. The Model Y is rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 330 miles. The 2 is rated to deliver an average of 113 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 270 miles. Both models use electricity. The charge time for the Model Y is 11.5 hours (240V), while the charge time for the 2 is 8 hours (240V).

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Tesla Model Y has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.

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2023 Tesla Model Y

2022 Polestar 2

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$50,600 - $84,545

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$50,449 - $70,730

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

60.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

9.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 14

iSeeCars Rankings

Summary Review

The Tesla Model Y is a two-row, five-passenger crossover. An optional third row with two jump seats is also available in some trims. Like every Tesla, it offers great performance bang for the buck, with acceleration that surpasses most gas-powered crossovers in its price range.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Roomier than its sibling the Model 3
  • Optional third row
  • Segment-leading range

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • No spare tire on any trim
  • Few luxury features 
  • Some early reliability issues

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

Long Range, Performance

Trim Levels

Long Range Dual Motor, Long Range Single Motor

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

8 years / 120000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

425 hp

Torque:

475 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.093 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

231 hp

Torque:

243 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.053 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

MPGe:

127 / 117 / 122

Range (city/hwy):

330 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

75 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

11.5 hours (240V)

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

MPGe:

113 / 100 / 107

Range (city/hwy):

270 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

78 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

8 hours (240V)

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

34.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

76.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

52.6 inches

Cargo Space:

15.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

89.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4555 lbs

Width:

83.8 inches

Height:

64 inches

Length:

187 inches

Wheelbase:

113.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4396 lbs

Width:

78.1 inches

Height:

58.2 inches

Length:

181.3 inches

Wheelbase:

107.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

6 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

255/45R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R19