Toyota 2ZR

Toyota 2ZR-FE/FAE/FXE Engine

  1. Specifications
  2. Overview, problems
  3. Performance tuning

Toyota 2ZR engine specs

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia
Shimoyama Plant
Also called Toyota 2ZR
Production 2007-present
Cylinder block alloy Aluminum
Configuration Straight-4
Valvetrain DOHC
4 valves per cylinder
Piston stroke, mm (inch) 88.3 (3.48)
Cylinder bore, mm (inch) 80.5 (3.17)
Compression ratio 10
Displacement 1797 cc (109.7 cu in)
Power output 95 kW (128 HP) at 6,000 rpm
97 kW (132 HP) at 6,000 rpm
100 kW (136 HP) at 5,200 rpm
100 kW (136 HP) at 6,000 rpm
104 kW (140 HP) at 6,000 rpm
106 kW (144 HP) at 6,400 rpm
108 kW (147 HP) at 6,400 rpm
Torque output 171 Nm (126 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm
207 Nm (153 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm
172 Nm (127 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm
175 Nm (129 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm
174 Nm (128 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm
176 Nm (130 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm
180 Nm (133 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm
Redline 6,600
HP per liter 71.2
Fuel type Gasoline
Weight, kg (lbs) 97 (dry)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (mpg)

for Corolla E170
8.3 (28)
5.3 (44)

6.4 (36)
Turbocharger  Naturally aspirated
Oil consumption , L/1000 km
(qt. per miles)
up to 1.0
(1 qt. per 750 miles)
Recommended engine oil 0W-20
Engine oil capacity, L (qt.) 4.2 (4.4)
Oil change interval, km (miles) 5,000-10,000
Normal engine operating temperature, °C (F)
Engine lifespan, km (miles)
-Official information

~250,000 (150,000)
Tuning, HP
-Max HP
-No life span loss


The engine is installed in Toyota Avensis
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Matrix
Toyota Premio
Toyota Yaris/Vitz
Scion xD
Toyota Corolla Rumion
Toyota iSt
Toyota Wish
Toyota Prius
Toyota Auris
Toyota Verso
Lexus CT200h
Pontiac Vibe
Lotus Elise

Toyota 2ZR-FE/FAE/FXE engine reliability, problems and repair

The 2ZR engine was introduced in 2007 as a replacement for the popular 1ZZ motor. The new engine is an intermediate type in a Toyota ZR range. It is somewhere between a 1.6-liter 1ZR and 2-liter 3ZR.
The 2ZR differs from the 1ZR due to its new crankshaft with an increased piston stroke of up to 88.3 mm, similar connecting rods, pistons changed, and with a piston pin shifted.
The 2ZR is provided with a timing chain having a 8 mm chain pitch. Its life span is 90,000 miles (150,000 km) of mileage. Firing order in the 2ZR is 1-3-4-2.
Besides, the 2ZR is also provided with hybrid modifications operating by Atkinson cycle.

Toyota 2ZR engine modifications and differences

1. The 2ZR-FE model (2007 – present) is a basic engine having a 10 compression ratio. Its power varies from 128 HP to 134 HP. It is mounted in Toyota Allion, Corolla, Premio, Auris, Yaris, Matrix, Scion xD, Pontiac Vibe, and Lotus Elise.
2. The 2ZR-FAE type (2009 – present) resembles the 2ZR-FE. It is provided with a Valvematic valve elevation height control system. It is also equipped with modified pistons with its compression ratio risen up to 10.5. The power of the engine is 143 HP to 150 HP, depending on a modification. The 2ZR-FAE was used with Toyota Corolla, Auris, Avensis, Allion, Ist, Wish, Verso, and Premio.
3. The 2ZR-FXE engine (2010 – present) and the 2ZR-FE are alike. It is run in hybrid engine Toyotas operating by Atkinson cycle. Its compression ratio is heightened to 13, power is 136 horsepower at 5200 rpm, and torque is 142 Nm (105 lb•ft) at 4400 rpm. It is mounted in such vehicles as Toyota Prius, Lexus CT 200hm, and Toyota Auris.

Toyota 2ZR engine problems and malfunctions

The 2ZR motor strongly resembles the 1ZR type. They have common problems. They are typical of the entire ZR family. You can found some information on them HERE.

Toyota 2ZR engine tuning

2ZR Turbo. 2ZR-FTE

Turbokits developed out of the Garrett GT2871R engines are specially designed for the 2ZR.
They are provided with a complete set including: a turbocharger, intercooler, manifold, all the pipings, blow-off, 550 cc injectors, cold air intake, all necessary filters, fuel pump, oil feed lines, oil return line, and an ECU. You only need to buy a 2ZR turbokit, bolt it on the stock internals and adjust it. If necessary, you should also buy a Greddy E-manage. The configuration will allow you to develop 200 horsepower, at pressure boosted to 7 psi (0.5 bar).

To gain capacity and heighten reliability, you will need to purchase forged pistons fitted to 8.5-9 compression ratio, reinforced connecting rods, make a performance exhaust system 3”, bolt the 800 cc injectors on, and increase boost pressure. All the aftermarket parts will help to achieve more than 350 horsepower.
It is possible if you have 1ZR and 3ZR engines.