Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

It's yet to be tested by Euro NCAP, but every Spider has five airbags including a driver's kneebag (up to six airbags can be specified), seatbelt pre-tensioners, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, an electronic vehicle stability programme and traction control. The twin rollover hoops aren’t just for show. In the event of an accident, they prevent occupants from being crushed.

The Spider’s boot is deep and has a high loading sill, but is still fairly easy to access and large enough to hold two weekend bags or a couple’s weekly shop. Boot space is the same whether the roof is raised or stowed, as the roof lowers into a separate compartment in front of the boot area. The roof itself is fully automatic – there are no catches – and folds in under 20 seconds.

Inside there’s a reasonably large glovebox and a centre armrest that flips up and doubles as a chiller for two cans. The two boxes behind the seats are ideal for storing CDs and paperwork. It means that Spider should be easy to live with day-to-day.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Alfa Romeo Spider (07-10).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • 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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Lumbar support
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim

Italia Independent equipment

Italia Independent standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
Italia Independent optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

JTS equipment

JTS standard equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
JTS optional equipment
None available

SPIDER equipment

SPIDER standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
SPIDER optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support

TBi equipment

TBi standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
TBi optional equipment
None available