As we said, Alfa's 159 is a very comfy ride, mostly thanks to the seats but also to the bundle of integrated systems.
Our Distinctive test model came with Alfatex upholstery, but leather is also available across the range, either offered as a single feature or included in large or more expensive packages. For instance, Tibet leather costs 1,200 Euros, while the Fiore upholstery costs 1,600 Euros. However, we had to make do just with leather-stitched steering wheel and steering stick.
Our optional automatic climate control with three-zone support, priced at 500 Euros, replaced the standard bi-zone version and came with a separate pollen filter for extra protection of the cabin.
The suspension system plays a key role in the overall comfort level offered by the sedan. Although one would expect a stiffer suspension setup, it proved to be pretty well balanced to ensure superior handling and better absorption of small potholes. Furthermore, such a configuration contributed to handling and stability at higher speeds which is just what such a powerful vehicle needs when driven on the highway.
As we demonstrated with the help of our two-meter tall colleague, the sedan provides a large amount of interior space, so there should be no problem to fit such a tall guy inside the car. For the optimal driving position, the driver's seat can be adjusted in height, just like the front passenger's. In addition, the driver's seat comes with lumbar support, while the steering wheel can also be adjusted for the most favorable height.
Last but not least, Alfa 159 doesn't lack the necessary technologies to improve comfort, as it comes as standard with dual-zone climate control, cruise control and an advanced audio system with steering wheel-mounted controls. However, our car was a bit more upgraded so we had climate control with three-zone support and optional audio system priced at 700 Euros.Continue reading