The Polestar 1 has not and is not likely to ever be crash-tested by either the IIHS nor the NHTSA, but Volvo has an excellent reputation in terms of safety and Polestar is likely to be just as brilliant.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
The Polestar 1 is well equipped with numerous safety features, among which are a 360-degree surround-view display that receives input from four cameras. You also get parking sensors at both ends of the car, rain-sensing wipers, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, LED headlights and fog lights with cornering, forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with a semi-autonomous driving function and traffic sign recognition, hill-start assist, whiplash protection, and rear collision mitigation. A driver's knee airbag is also fitted, along with frontal, side-impact, and curtain airbags.
|Polestar 1 Trims||Base|
|Rear Parking Aid||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S|
The Polestar brand has only recently burst onto the scene and is free of recalls so far. Although comparisons can be made with Volvo products, the Polestar brand is separate and may have teething issues. That said, the Volvo products from which this car borrows have been generally excellent, with no recalls so far in 2021.
A limited warranty covers the Polestar 1 for the first four years/50,000 miles, while hybrid components are covered for eight years/100,000 miles. Those in California get a two-year/50,000-mile extension on this warranty.