Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The 159 has been awarded the maximum five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests, and is fitted with at least seven airbags (an eighth to protect the passenger's knees is available as an option). ABS, and an alarm and immobiliser are also fitted as standard giving an extra boost for Alfa 159 safety and security.

It may be a saloon but the 159 is surprisingly good for carrying kit. The boot is big, the rear seats fold down for carrying longer items and there's also a ski hatch. On the downside the seats don't split on all models and the distance between the boot and cabin with the seats folded is quiet constricted. Annoyingly - on early models - the boot could only be opened with the button on the key fob.

Luckily this was changed later with a release built into the Alfa Romeo badge on the boot lid. Storage up front could be better though - the door pockets are narrow and shallow while the central cubby between the front seats isn't very useful.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Alfa Romeo 159 Saloon (06-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Elegante equipment

Elegante standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
Elegante optional equipment
None available

Lusso equipment

Lusso standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
Lusso optional equipment
  • Climate control

TI equipment

TI standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
TI optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

Turismo equipment

Turismo standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
Turismo optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

Turismo Sport equipment

Turismo Sport standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
Turismo Sport optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Alfa Romeo 159 Saloon (06-11) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.