LOS ANGELES -- Hyundai has priced its redesigned 2010 Tucson at $19,790 for the base model with the manual transmission. The six-speed automatic retails for $20,790.
Both prices include $795 for shipping.
New features include a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine making 176 hp and delivering 23 miles per gallon in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
John Krafcik, president of Hyundai Motor America, says that's the same horsepower as the V-6 engine offered on the 2009 model. He says fuel economy is 20 percent better than the 2.0-liter four cylinder on the 2009.
A V-6 will not be available on the 2010 model.
The new Tucson is about 3 inches longer and 1 inch wider than the previous model. The interior also is bigger. The Tucson comes in two trims levels, GLS and Limited. It goes on sale this month.