Engine Toyota 2AR-FXE

The 2.5-liter Toyota 2AR-FXE engine has been assembled since 2011 at enterprises in Japan and the USA and put on hybrid versions of the concern’s popular models, including those under the Lexus brand. The unit is very economical, as it works on the Atkinson cycle and is equipped with a Dual VVT-i system.

The AR family includes engines: 6AR‑FSE, 8AR‑FTS, 2AR‑FE, 2AR‑FXE, 2AR‑FSE, 5AR‑FE, 1AR‑FE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Alphard AH30 since 2015;
  • Toyota Avalon XX40 in 2012 – 2018;
  • Toyota Camry XV50 in 2011 – 2017;
  • Toyota Harrier XU60 since 2013;
  • Toyota RAV4 XA40 in 2012 – 2018;
  • Lexus ES 300h XV60 in 2012 – 2018;
  • Lexus NX 300h AZ10 since 2014.


Production years since 2011
Displacement, cc 2494
Fuel system injector MPI
Power output, hp 152 – 161
Torque output, Nm 206 – 213
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 90
Piston stroke, mm 98
Compression ratio 12.5
Features Hybrid
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual VVT-i
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.4
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 149

Disadvantages of the 2AR-FXE engine

  • The reliability of the engine is at a high level, it has almost no weak points;
  • Of all the nodes up to 100 thousand km, only a water pump can fail;
  • A number of owners complain about the crackling of the VVT-i clutches, but only during a cold start;
  • Closer to 200 thousand kilometers, a single-row timing chain can stretch.

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