Engine Toyota 5AR-FE

The 2.5-liter Toyota 5AR-FE engine has been produced since 2013 at the company’s Chinese plant and is installed on the concern’s front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models, but only for the local car market. All versions of this unit are equipped with the Dual VVT-i variable valve timing 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 Camry 7 (XV50) in 2015 – 2017;
  • Toyota Harrier 3 (XU60) since 2013;
  • Toyota RAV4 4 (XA40) in 2013 – 2018.


Production years since 2013
Displacement, cc 2494
Fuel system injector MPI
Power output, hp 179
Torque output, Nm 234
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 90
Piston stroke, mm 98
Compression ratio 10.4
Features ACIS and ETCS-i
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 3/4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Camry 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 141

Disadvantages of the 5AR-FE engine

  • In terms of reliability, this is one of the best engines for its time;
  • Is that the water pump here has a relatively small resource;
  • A number of owners complain about the strong crackling of the VVT-i system clutches during cold start.

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