- Apr 5, 2006
- Toronto, ON
- 2014 Monogram FRS
Wrong. That is only if the 2GR-FE is given 87 octane fuel which new SAE regulations made them produce the number 268hp. Given higher octane fuel it would be the original number Toyota gave in 2005 which is 280 hp.Also the Avalon's V6 has only 13 more horsepower than Chrysler's 3.5L Powertech V6.
Keep in mind, Toyota was using the 1MZ-FE during this time and the Chrysler engine your mentioning had only 214 hp with 3.5L vs a 3.0L Toyota used. In that case the difference was only oh give or take basically 20 hp. Another thing to keep in mind, fuel economy-wise the Toyota engine is a lot better. If Toyota wanted power, they could easily sacrifice the fuel economy but they didn't.Might I add that Chryslers 3.5L V6 was first introduced in 1993, whereas the 3.5L V6 Toyota GR engine was introduced in 2002. So a 9 year gap between the engines and Toyota only managed to squeeze 13 more horsepower from their engine than Chryslers aging Powertech. Yea, real impressive alright.