Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The underlying 156 design dates back to 1998 and is beginning to fall behind in the safety stakes. There’s no Euro NCAP crash test result, which is pretty standard in today’s executive market - and some early models even lacked a standard passenger airbag. Models from June 2000 fare better and passenger and side airbags became standard from July 1999.

Security is good with a standard alarm, immobiliser, keyless entry and a unique-fit stereo.

Luggage space isn’t great for a saloon - if you need to carry a big loads regularly don't be fooled into thinking the Sportwagon will be better as it actually offers less space than the saloon with the seats in place.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Alfa Romeo 156 Saloon (97-05).

  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

C/C equipment

C/C standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
C/C optional equipment
None available

Lusso equipment

Lusso standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
Lusso optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

S1 equipment

S1 standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S1 optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows

S1+C/C equipment

S1+C/C standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S1+C/C optional equipment
None available

S2 equipment

S2 standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S2 optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers

S3 equipment

S3 standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S3 optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Sports seats

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Sports seats

TI equipment

TI standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
TI optional equipment
None available

Turismo equipment

Turismo standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
Turismo optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Veloce equipment

Veloce standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
Veloce optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Veloce [LT] equipment

Veloce [LT] standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Veloce [LT] optional equipment
None available

Veloce 1 equipment

Veloce 1 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control
Veloce 1 optional equipment
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Veloce 2 equipment

Veloce 2 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
Veloce 2 optional equipment
None available