2005 Alfa Romeo 156 Crosswagon Q4 1.9 JTD Multijet 150 HP
Racing chassis under off-road skin
Speedometer needle jams at 90 km/h.
Wipers are loud.
The dashboard is noisy.
Crosswagon is a recent 4x4 version of 156 with bigger wheels and body raised by 6.5 cm.
After 3 years with great Alfa 156 2.0 JTS I've decided to address some minor weaknesses of the car and thus purchased a Crosswagon.
The diesel engine is more economical, it is also not loud and strong. However 2.0 JTS is much better performer.
Raised suspension still gives an excellent handling, in some conditons even better than 2wd model.
It is not an off-road vehicle. Ground clearance is mere 15 cm and under-body is not protected, only covered with plastic plate.
The 4wd system is state of art and provides plenty of grip.
In Poland, on bumpy country roads it is a great car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th June, 2005
23rd Dec 2007, 05:43
Two years later I still like this car. Reliability issues apply only to front suspension elements (both upper wishbones and stabilizer bar had to be replaced) but all the rest including interior is as before.
31st Mar 2013, 07:42
Hello, I am thinking of buying used AR 156 Q4 with 115000 km on clock, the same model as reviewed, and it would we fantastic if you could give some more info on the car after all these years.
Best regards, Marko.