Maruti Suzuki is the front runner in India when it comes to providing fuel-efficient cars with low maintenance cost and good resale value. It’s no wonder their cars feature heavily among second hand cars that are up for sale. Alto 800 and Alto K10 are two of the most budget-friendly cars in the Maruti Suzuki stable. Both these cars have many similar features and face-off in an in-house competition of sorts.

For anyone looking to buy used cars, these two are great options. Buying used cars is not a problem in India anymore, with easily available used car finance. Used car loan in India is a popular loan product that you could go in for. If you’re looking for a used car loan, Tata Capital provides up to 95% of the car value at attractive interest rates.


The safety features of both – the Alto K10 and the Alto 800 are almost identical and so are the exterior features like headlights, fog lights, wheel, bumper, ORVM etc. Both cars also come with similar interiors like power windows, power steering and multifunctional display.


The displacement in K10 is 998 cc compared to 796cc in Alto 800. K10 has the 1.0-liter 67.1bhp 12V K series petrol engine while the Alto 800 engine is the 0.8-liter 47.3bhp 12V F8D petrol engine.


With regards to the power and torque, there’s a 20 points difference in favor of the K10 – 67 bhp and 90nm compared to 47 and 69 in Alto 800.


The mileage for the base petrol model is 24 kmpl in K10 compared to 25kmpl in Alto 800.


When it comes to convenience features, the Alto 800 base model doesn’t come with AC, front cup holders and rear combination lamps. The Alto K10 misses out on the rear parking sensor, which the Alto 800 has.

Other Features

The Alto K10 comes with a seat belt warning and low fuel warning, while the Alto 800 doesn’t have this feature. On the other hand, the Alto 800 is enabled with Bluetooth support which the Alto K10 base model doesn’t have.


The on the road price of the K10 LXO model is around Rs 3.98 lakhs, while the Alto 800 standard base model comes at an on-road price of Rs 3.5 lakhs. The top model Alto 800 costs around 4.59 lakhs while the fully loaded K10 comes at 4.91 lakhs. These budget cars come at a more attractive price if you plan to buy second hand cars.

Used car loan in India is gaining popularity. Thanks to Tata Capital which have minimum eligibility for used car loans at great rates. A second hand car loan is available from as low as 1 lakh, and buying a used Alto 800 or K10 would barely burn a hole in your pocket. Also, the easy instalments option makes used car finance a much easier option to go for. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and buy your car today!