The Toyota 1ZZ-FE engine has gained popularity not just in Zambia but globally. A quick glance at Facebook used car sales will reveal the high demand for cars with this engine. So, what makes the 1ZZ-FE engine so sought after?
The 1ZZ-FE engine, produced by Toyota, was a popular and reliable powerplant that was used in many different vehicles from 1998 to 2008. This engine had a reputation for being durable, efficient, and easy to maintain. The compact and lightweight design of the engine made it a great choice for small to mid-size cars and SUVs.
The 1ZZ-FE engine is a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine. It has a bore of 81.0 mm (3.19 in) and a stroke of 88.5 mm (3.48 in). It has a total engine displacement of 1794 cc (109.5 cu in).
Talking on the fuel consumption, generally speaking, the 1ZZ-FE engine is known for its good fuel efficiency. In factory specification, the engine is rated to get approximately 25-30 mpg (miles per gallon) in city driving and 35-40 mpg on the highway, depending on the vehicle model and trim level.
Some of the most popular vehicles that used the 1ZZ-FE engine include the Toyota Corolla, Celica, Matrix, Vibe, MR2 Spyder, RAV4, Avensis, Prius, Echo, and Yaris.
- Toyota Corolla (1998-2008)
- Toyota Celica (2000-2005)
- Toyota Matrix (2003-2008)
- Toyota Vibe (2003-2008)
- Toyota MR2 Spyder (2000-2005)
- Toyota RAV4 (2001-2005)
- Toyota Avensis (2003-2008)
- Toyota Prius (2001-2003)
- Toyota Echo (2000-2005)
- Toyota Yaris (1999-2005)
Additionally, the engine was used in the Pontiac Vibe, and in Lotus Elise and Exige models.
The 1ZZ-FE engine was eventually phased out and replaced by the 2ZZ-GE engine in 2000, which was used in the Toyota Celica GT-S and Corolla XRS models. Even though it is no longer in production, the 1ZZ-FE engine can still be found in used vehicles and replacement parts are still available.