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How To Know If A Toyota Camry Or Venza Has 4 Or 6-Cylinder Engine Just By Looking At The Rear Of The Car



toyota camry venza

Toyota Camry and Venza are among the Toyota cars which come with two different engines for the same car. The two different engines in question is a 4-cylinder engine and a 6-cylinder engine. In this post, you’ll see how you can tell the two apart by looking at the rear both cars.

We have to state that this method of differentiation works on for the sixth and seventh generation of the Toyota Camry. You won’t be able to use this method for earlier or later generation of the Toyota Camry. You can read our content on “The Evolution Of Toyota Camry From The Year 1983 To Present”to understand more.

For the sixth generation Camry, it makes use of either 2.4-liter 2AZ-FE Inline-4 engine or a 3.5-liter 2GR-FE V6 engine. We neglected the hybrid engine. The seventh generation uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine or a 3.5-liter V6 engine.

This method of differentiation work for all models of Toyota Venza out there. Venza uses either a 2.7-liter 1AR-FE Inline-4 engine or the 3.5-liter 2GR-FE V6 engine. Both engines are gasoline.

How can you differentiate 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engine by just looking at the rear of the car?

The little trick is just in the number of exhaust pipes at the rear of any of these cars. The number of exhaust pipes tells you if it is 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder engine.

If it is 4-cylinder engine, you’ll only see one pipe at the right hand side of the rear when you look at the rear. If it is 6-cylinder engine, you’ll see two pipes at different ends at the rear.

This remains one of the easiest ways of telling apart the two without opening the hood to see the engine.

Other ways of telling which one is which is by listening to the engine sound. 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder make different engine sounds. Another way is by driving the car and observing how fast it moves. You can as well know from the fuel consumption of the car. 4-cylinder engines are more fuel efficient compared to the 6-cylinder engine.

toyota camry with 4-cylinder engine

Toyota Camry with single exhaust pipe

Toyota Camry with double exhaust pipes

toyota venza with 4-cylinder engine

Toyota Venza with single exhaust pipe

Toyota Venza with single exhaust pipe


So, the next time any of these two cars drives by, you can just look at the exhaust pipes at the rear to know the engine that comes with the car.

Are there other methods of differentiating the two engines of Toyota Camry and Venza that you know? Do well to share with us in the comment section.

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Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.