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correction...the xrs is front wheel drive only. the difference is the motor, transmission, and suspension. the xrs comes with a slightly stiffer suspension, and the high output 2ZZ motor compared to the low output 1ZZ in the base model and xr. in the manual transmission, the xrs has 6 gears, while the base and xr have 5.
as for putting in a 2jz, i doubt it would work, because these cars are designed as front wheel drive (or optional awd on the xr only). that motor was designed as rear wheel drive. it is possible to rotate motors 90 degrees, but to then get a transmission on, i dont think it would fit inside the engine bay.
your best bet would be to turbo or supercharge an XR AWD. the XRS is already high compression, and most people dont want to add boost because that is a good way to blow the engine with too high of compression.