Engine Toyota 2ZR-FXE

The 1.8-liter Toyota 2ZR-FXE engine has been assembled at the factories of the Japanese concern since 2009 and is installed on the hybrid versions of the Auris, Corolla and Lexus CT, but is best known for the Prius. In the Chinese market, it is offered under its own indexes 5ZR-FXE and 8ZR-FXE.

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 – 2019; Auris 3 (E210) since 2018;
  • Toyota C-HR 1 (AX10) since 2016;
  • Toyota Corolla 12 (E210) since 2018; Corolla Cross 1 (XG10) since 2020;
  • Toyota Noah 3 (R80) since 2014;
  • Toyota Prius 3 (XW30) in 2009 – 2015; Prius V 1 (XW40) in 2011 – 2021; Prius 4 (XW50) since 2015;
  • Lexus CT200h 1 (A10) since 2011.


Production years since 2009
Displacement, cc 1798
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 95 – 99
Torque output, Nm 142
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 80.5
Piston stroke, mm 88.3
Compression ratio 13.0
Features Atkinson cycle
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VVT-i
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Prius 2011)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 133

Disadvantages of the 2ZR-FXE engine

  • The bulk of complaints about this engine are somehow related to lubricant consumption;
  • The thin oil scraper rings, which already lie at 80,000 km, are to blame for everything;
  • Coolant leaks regularly from the EHR module heat exchanger;
  • Quite often there is a burnout of the cylinder head gasket in the region of 1-2 or 3-4 cylinders;
  • The weak points of the engines of this series include camshaft sprockets and a water pump.

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