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2024 VW ID.7 vs BYD Seal vs Polestar 2. Time to cancel the Tesla? |

2024 VW ID.7 vs BYD Seal vs Polestar 2. Time to cancel the Tesla? |

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VW ID.7 review:

BYD Seal review:

Polestar 2 review:

Are you someone who doesn’t like to follow the crowd? Do you zig when others zag? If that sounds like you, do not click away because THIS could be the comparison test for you. If you’re looking for a family-size electric saloon or hatchback, there’s one very obvious candidate, isn’t there? It starts with a T, ends in a 3 and has ‘eslamodel’ in the middle.

If you don’t want to follow the crowd and want something that’s a little more… individual, what should you choose? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to find out in this video, because we have three brilliant alternatives to the Tesla Model 3 that will fight it out for supremacy.

Contender one is the newest kid on the block – the Volkswagen ID.7. It starts from just over £50,000 for entry-level 77kWh model and VW says will have a 383 mile range. Car two is the BYD Seal. It arrived late last year and wowed us all here at Electrifying. It proved more than a match for the Tesla Model 3 when we tested them back to back and for sheer value for money it’s hard to beat. We tested the all-wheel drive Excellence model that sells for £48,695 and comes with every imaginable extra.

Finally, we have the Polestar 2. Yes, it’s technically the old lady of the group, but it was treated to a substantial revamp last year and remains a great package. Here we test the single motor, long range version which will set you back £48,950.

Join Ginny, Nicola and Nicki as they pitch our three contenders head to head for the first time. Does the ID.7 deliver the efficiency that Volkswagen has promised? Can the BYD retain its crown as the best all-rounder in the sector?

Volkswagen ID.7 Pro Match


Dimensions (l/w/h): 4,961 / 1,862 / 1,520

Wheelbase: 2,971mm

Top speed: 112 mph

0-62mph: 6.5 secs

WLTP range: 383 miles

Boot: 532 / 1,586 litres / no frunk

Wheels 19-inch

Battery: 77kWh

Power: 282bhp

Torque: 545 Nm

Rapid charging: 175kW DC

AC charging: 11kW

Towing: 1,200kg

Weight: 2,172kg

BYD SEAL Excellence


Dimensions (l/w/h): 4,800 / 1,875 / 1,460

Wheelbase: 2,920mm

Top speed: 112 mph

0-62mph: 3.8 secs

WLTP range: 354 miles

Boot: 400 litres / 53 litre frunk

Wheels 19-inch

Power: bhp

Torque: 360Nm

Battery: 82.5kWh

Rapid charging: 150kW DC

AC charging: 11kW

Towing: 1,500kg

Weight: 2,084kg

Polestar 2 Long range, single motor


Dimensions (l/w/h): 4,606 / 1,859 / 1,479

Wheelbase: 2,735mm

Top speed: 127 mph

0-62mph: 5.9 secs

WLTP range: 406 miles

Boot: 405 / 1,095 litres / 41 litre frunk

Wheels 19-inch

Battery: 82kWh

Power: 295bhp

Torque: 490 Nm

Rapid charging: 205kW DC

AC charging: 11kW

Towing: 1,500kg

Weight: 2,110kg


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00:00 Intro
00:50 The Volkswagen ID.7
01:06 The BYD Seal
01:39 The Polestar 2
02:02 Let’s talk about looks
05:12 Interior & Practicality – ID.7
09:37 Boot space – ID.7
09:47 Interior & Practicality – Polestar 2
11:37 Boot space and frunk – Polestar 2
12:22 Interior & Practicality – BYD Seal
15:01 Boot Space and frunk – BYD Seal
15:16 Driving – ID.7
18:39 Driving – Polestar 2
20:05 Driving – BYD Seal
22:56 Charging and Range – ID.7
23:53 Charging and Range – Polestar 2
24:14 Charging and Range – BYD Seal
24:27 Options and Equipment – ID.7
25:44 Options and Equipment – Polestar 2
26:09 Options and Equipment – BYD Seal
26:43 The Verdict

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