Engine Toyota 1ZR-FAE

The 1.6-liter Toyota 1ZR-FAE engine has been produced since 2009 at enterprises in China and the USA for front-wheel drive Auris models. The motor is simultaneously equipped with two valvematic and Dual VVT-i gas distribution systems. The ethanol version has a separate index 1ZR-FBE.

The ZR family includes engines: 1ZR‑FE, 1ZR‑FAE, 2ZR‑FE, 2ZR‑FAE, 2ZR‑FXE, 3ZR‑FE, 3ZR‑FAE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Auris 1 (E150) in 2009 – 2012; Auris 2 (E180) in 2012 – 2018;
  • Toyota Avensis 3 (T270) since 2009;
  • Toyota Corolla 10 (E150) in 2009 – 2013; Corolla E170 since 2013;
  • Toyota Verso R20 since 2009;
  • Lotus Elise 3 since 2010.


Production years since 2009
Displacement, cc 1598
Fuel system MPI
Power output, hp 128 – 132
Torque output, Nm 157 – 162
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 80.5
Piston stroke, mm 78.5
Compression ratio 10.7
Features Valvematic
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual VVT-i
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Auris 2010)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 123

Disadvantages of the 1ZR-FAE engine

  • Most often, car owners with this engine complain about high oil consumption;
  • Carbon deposits in the intake manifold often lead to floating rpm;
  • The water pump has a resource of 50,000 km, after 150,000 km the timing chain stretches;
  • Engine operation is usually accompanied by extraneous sounds, especially from VVT-i clutches;
  • The Valvematic system controller often throws errors or simply turns off the engine.

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