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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon safety levels are quite high. The 159 performed well in official Euro NCAP crash tests with a five star rating, but there is a reservation over the one star out of four for pedestrian safety. It is fitted with at least seven airbags (an eighth to protect the passenger's knees is available as an option). An alarm and immobiliser are also fitted as standard.

Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon practicality is fair. Unlike the 156, the 159 Sportwagon actually has more luggage space than the saloon version with the rear seats in place. There is a decent 460 litres available up to the height of the luggage cover and a maximum of 1385 litres with the rear seats folded. There are a few storage compartments at the sides of the boot and the luggage area is a useful square shape.

The rear seats don't quite fold flat, and the tailgate has quite a high sill, but it's a reasonable compromise for such a stylish looking estate. 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 Sportwagon (06-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors

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
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
TI optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • 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 Sportwagon (06-11) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Pedestrian - 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.