Toyota 3ZR

Toyota 3ZR-FE/FAE/FBE Engine

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

Toyota 3ZR engine specs

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia
Shimoyama Plant
Also called Toyota 3ZR
Production 2007-present
Cylinder block alloy Aluminum
Configuration Straight-4
Valvetrain DOHC
4 valves per cylinder
Piston stroke, mm (inch) 97.6 (3.84)
Cylinder bore, mm (inch) 80.5 (3.17)
Compression ratio 10
Displacement 1986 cc (121.2 cu in)
Power output 104 kW (142 HP) at 5,800 rpm
105 kW (143 HP) at 5,600 rpm
112 kW (153 HP) at 5,800 rpm
116 kW (158 HP) at 6,200 rpm
Torque output 194 Nm (143 lb·ft) at 3,900 rpm
194 Nm (143 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm
203 Nm (150 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm
195 Nm (144 lb·ft) at 4,400 rpm
HP per liter 71.5
Fuel type Gasoline
Weight, kg (lbs)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (mpg)

for RAV4 XA40
10.0 (23)
6.4 (36)

8.0 (29)
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 Premio
Toyota RAV4
Toyota Allion
Toyota Noah
Toyota Voxy
Toyota Wish

Toyota 3ZR-FE/FAE/FBE engine reliability, problems and repair

The largest ZR engine was introduced in 2007 and replaced the 1AZ. The 3ZR differs from its younger brothers, the 2ZR and 1ZR, with its heightened cylinder block new crankshaft having longer piston stroke (to 97.6 mm), modified connecting rods and pistons. That type is quite similar to the rest ZRs.

Toyota 3ZR engine modifications and differences

1. The 3ZR-FE engine (2007 – present) is the main motor with a 10 compression ratio. Its power is 143 HP at 5600 rpm, its torque is 194 Nm (143 lb•ft) at 3900 rpm. The engine is installed in Toyota Corolla, RAV4, Avensis, Voxy, and Noah.
2. The 3ZR-FAE engine (2008 – present) is similar to the 3ZR-FE and provided with a Valvematic system. Its power is increased to 155 horsepower at 6200 rpm. and torque is 195 Nm (144 lb•ft) at 4400 rpm.
3. The 3ZR-FBE modification (2008 – present) and the 3ZR-FE are alike. It is fitted for operating be means of biofuel. Its capacity is 151 horsepower at 6200rpm. and torque is 187 Nm (138 lb•ft) at 3600 rpm. Toyota Corolla cars are provided with that engine.

Toyota 3ZR engine problems and malfunctions

The 3ZR, 1ZR and 2ZR engines’ faultiness are much more the same. One can get to know about them HERE.

Toyota 3ZR engine tuning

3ZR Turbo. 3ZR-FTE

HERE you can find the main issues being typical of the 3ZR and connected with the building Toyota ZR turbo.