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|
|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|
|Phase regulator||Dual VVT-i|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-20|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.2|
|Euro standards||EURO 4/5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Auris 2010)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
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.