Engine Toyota 2ZR-FE

The 1.8-liter Toyota 2ZR-FE engine has been produced since 2006 in factories in China and the United States for front-wheel drive models such as Corolla or Auris, as well as Lotus sports cars. This engine in all versions is equipped with a variable valve timing system Dual VVT-i.

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 2006 – 2012;
  • Toyota Corolla 10 (E150) in 2006 – 2013; Corolla E160 since 2012; Corolla E170 since 2013;
  • Toyota Matrix 2 (E140) in 2009 – 2014;
  • Toyota Yaris 2 (XP90) in 2007 – 2011; Yaris 3 (XP130) since 2011;
  • Lotus Elise 3 since 2011;
  • Pontiac Vibe 2 in 2009 – 2010;
  • Scion xD XP110 in 2007 – 2014.


Production years since 2006
Displacement, cc 1798
Fuel system MPI
Power output, hp 130 – 140
Torque output, Nm 170 – 175
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 80.5
Piston stroke, mm 88.3
Compression ratio 10.0
Features ACIS and ETCS-i
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 Matrix 2011)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 121

Disadvantages of the 2ZR-FE engine

  • Most often, car owners with such an engine complain about a progressive oil burner;
  • Many are still worried about extraneous noises and knocks during the operation of the power unit;
  • The pump resource rarely exceeds 50,000 km, and after 150,000 km the timing chain stretches;
  • The reason for the floating engine speed is carbon deposits in the intake and on the throttle;
  • Oil leaks often occur, most often from the filter and from under the timing chain cover.

1 thought on “Engine Toyota 2ZR-FE”

  1. hey so I currently own a 2zr fae, I’ve tried to do my research on the 2zr fe but there’s not really a website with specs like fitment of engine parts like manifolds and headers, I’ve been trying to find headers for the FAE but I think since its new there’s really no info…

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