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1MZFE Information

The 1MZFE is a 3.0 L (2994 cc) engine. Bore is 87.5 mm and stroke is 83 mm. Output is 168–190 hp @ 5200–5400 rpm with 183–193 ft·lbf of torque at 4400 rpm. Horsepower ratings dropped after the Society of Automotive Engineers implemented a new power measurement system for vehicle engines, Toyota engines rated on 87 octane dropped the most, compared to the same engines used by Lexus rated on 91 octane. It has bucket tappets and was designed for good fuel economy without an overall performance trade-off.

The 1MZFE was on Ward's 10 Best Engines list for 1996.


  • 1994–2004 Toyota Camry (V6)
  • 1994–2003 Lexus ES 300 & Toyota Windom (Japanese domestic market)
  • 1995-1999 Toyota Avalon (US market)
  • 1995–2004 Toyota Avalon & 2000 Toyota Pronard (Avalon for Japanese domestic market)
  • 1997- Lexus RX 300 & Toyota Harrier (non-US markets)
  • 1998–2000 Toyota Sienna
  • 1999–2003 Toyota Solara (V6)
  • 2000- Toyota Estima (Japanese domestic market)

Toyota Racing Development offered a bolt-on TRD supercharger kit for the 1997-2000 Camry, 1998-2000 Sienna and 1999-2000 Solara. Power output was bumped to 242 hp and 242 ft·lbf of torque.

The 1MZ-FE with VVT-i is used in the Avalon, Highlander, Sienna and Camry. Output is 210 hp (156 kW) at 5800 rpm with 222 ft·lbf (328 N·m) of torque at 4400 rpm. Early versions of the VVT-i 1MZ used a dual throttle body, cast aluminum intake manifold, and EGR block off plates on the exhaust manifolds. Later versions used an ABS plastic intake manifold to further weight reduction and decrease cost. These versions may also have drive-by-wire/electronic throttle control.


  • 1999–2003 Lexus RX 300 (US market)
  • 1999–2003 Lexus ES 300
  • 2000–2004 Toyota Avalon
  • 2001–2003 Toyota Highlander/Kluger
  • 2001–2003 Toyota Sienna
  • 2002- Toyota Alphard (Japanese domestic market)
  • 2005–2006 Toyota Camry (V6)

Toyota 1mzfe News

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