Which Lexus Models Have AWD?

August 11th, 2020 by

2020 Lexus UX AWD SUV

Many vehicles are available with all-wheel drive, but Lexus AWD is a lot more than a conventional all-wheel drive system. Specialized technology actively monitors ground conditions and sends power to two, three, or four wheels as needed. Cornering Control keeps you safe on the road in St. Charles by automatically correcting oversteer and understeer. Best of all, nearly all new Lexus models are available with Lexus AWD technologies! Read on to discover which models and configurations come standard with, or can be upgraded with Lexus AWD.

Lexus AWD Sedans and Coupes

Lexus IS

The base Lexus IS comes equipped with a 311-hp, 3.5L V6 engine and standard all-wheel drive. Other available configurations include:

  • Lexus IS 300 AWD
  • Lexus IS 350 AWD
  • Lexus IS 300 F Sport AWD
  • Lexus IS 350 F Sport AWD

Lexus GS

The Lexus GS midsize sedan comes with standard all-wheel drive and a 311-hp, 3.5L V6 engine. Available configurations include:

  • GS 350 AWD
  • GS 350 F Sport AWD

Lexus LS

Lexus all-wheel drive comes standard on the full-size LS sedan. Also standard is a 416-hp, 3.5L gasoline engine, and a 354-hp hybrid powertrain is available for Geneva drivers looking for increased efficiency. TORSEN® torque-sensing center differential technology improves on the standard Lexus AWD by distributing power to individual wheels, reacting in real time to slippery roadways and unexpected challenges.

  • Lexus LS 500 AWD
  • Lexus LS 500 F Sport AWD
  • Lexus LS 500h AWD

Lexus AWD SUVs

Lexus UX

You also have a wide range of Lexus AWD crossovers and SUV models to choose from. The compact Lexus UX SUV comes with a standard 181-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder hybrid engine in the following AWD configurations:

  • Lexus UX 250h AWD
  • Lexus UX 250h F Sport AWD
  • Lexus UX 250h Luxury AWD

Lexus NX

Ever-popular with Aurora drivers, this compact SUV comes with standard AWD and a powerful 235-hp, 2.0L 4-cylinder gas engine. A 194-hp, 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid engine is available if lower fuel usage is your main priority. Available configurations include:

  • Lexus NX 300 AWD
  • Lexus NX 300 F Sport AWD
  • Lexus NX 300 Luxury AWD
  • Lexus NX 300h AWD
  • Lexus NX 300h Luxury AWD

Lexus RX

The full-size RX SUV offers multiple high-performance options, including a 290-hp, 3.5L V6 engine and a 308-hp hybrid option. Available RX configurations include:

  • Lexus RX 350 AWD
  • Lexus RX 350L AWD
  • Lexus RX F Sport AWD
  • Lexus RX 450h AWD
  • Lexus RX 450hL AWD
  • Lexus RX 450h F Sport AWD

Which Models Don’t Have Lexus All-Wheel Drive?

While the vast majority of Lexus vehicles offer AWD options, several models offer front- or rear-wheel drive instead. Compared to Lexus AWD models, these models can deliver better fuel economy and sportier handling:

  • Lexus ES Sedan — Front-wheel drive on all ES trims prioritizes fuel economy.
  • Lexus LC Coupe — Rear-wheel drive on all LC trims aid in ultra-responsive handling and explosive highway acceleration as you drive in Naperville.
  • Lexus GX SUV and Lexus LX SUV — For extra off-road capability, the full-time 4WD system, is available on all trims of the GX and LX. Additional features like lockable TORSEN® torque-sensing limited-slip center differential provide stability, even while towing heavy loads or driving on unstable ground conditions.

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