The 1.8-liter Toyota 2ZR-FAE engine has been produced since 2007 at several of the company’s enterprises in China and the USA for front-wheel drive models such as Auris. This motor is equipped with Valvematic and Dual VVTi gas distribution systems. The ethanol version has the index 2ZR-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 Allion 2 (T260) since 2007;
- Toyota Auris 1 (E150) in 2009 – 2012; Auris 2 (E180) in 2012 – 2018;
- Toyota Avensis 3 (T270) since 2009;
- Toyota Corolla E170 since 2013;
- Toyota Corolla Rumion 1 (E150) in 2007 – 2015;
- Toyota Ist 2 (XP110) in 2007 – 2016;
- Toyota Verso R20 since 2009;
- Toyota Wish 2 (AE20) in 2009 – 2017;
- Scion iM E180 since 2014.
|Production years||since 2007|
|Power output, hp||140 – 150|
|Torque output, Nm||170 – 175|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||80.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||88.3|
|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 Corolla 2015)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
Disadvantages of the 2ZR-FAE engine
- Most often, owners complain about high oil consumption;
- The pump resource rarely exceeds 50,000 km, the timing chain stretches after 150,000 km;
- The formation of carbon deposits in the intake and on the throttle leads to floating engine speeds;
- The Valvematic system controller regularly bugs, throws errors or turns off the engine;
- The operation of the motor is often accompanied by extraneous sounds, especially from VVT-i clutches.