Which Lexus Models Have AWD?

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Nearly all new Lexus models offer all-wheel drive options, so whether you want a coupe, sedan, or SUV, you can enjoy the improved traction on Brentwood roads that comes with AWD systems. Browse the Lexus lineup vehicles with all-wheel drive systems below!

What Sets Lexus All-Wheel Drive Apart?

The Lexus AWD system is an advanced piece of engineering technology that can detect wheel slips and automatically sends power to two or four wheels as needed. The distribution ratio can range from 50/50 all the way to 30/70 if needed. Lexus AWD models also come with Cornering Control to correct oversteer and understeer.

Lexus AWD Sedans and Coupes

Lexus IS

The entry-level Lexus sedan all-wheel drive options come with a 3.5L V6 engine delivering either 260 hp or 311 hp.

  • 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 all-wheel drive trims come with a 311 hp 3.5L V6 engine.

  • GS 350 AWD
  • GS 350 F Sport AWD

Lexus LS

The LS full-size sedan AWD models come with a 416 hp 3.5L gas engine or a 354 hp hybrid powertrain. The TORSEN® torque-sensing center differential technology distributes power to individual wheels for adaptability on slippery roads and fast corners.

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

Lexus RC

The Lexus RC coupe all-wheel drive trims come with a 3.5L V6 engine delivering 260-311 hp.

  • Lexus RC 300 AWD
  • Lexus RC 350 AWD
  • Lexus RC 300 F Sport AWD
  • Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD

Lexus AWD SUVs

Lexus UX

This subcompact luxury SUV AWD trims deliver 181 hp with a 2.0L 4-cylinder hybrid engine.

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

Lexus NX

The Lexus NX compact crossover SUV all-wheel drive trims come with either a 235 hp 2.0L 4-cylinder gas engine or a 194 hp 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid engine.

  • 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 RX is a full-size SUV. Its many AWD configurations include a 3.5L V6 engine with 290 hp or 295 hp, or a hybrid powertrain with 308 hp.

  • 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 Lexus Models Don’t Have AWD?

There are only a few Lexus models that don’t have all-wheel drive, if you want to explore the benefits of other types of drivetrains:

  • Lexus ES sedan: Front-wheel drive on all trims offers excellent fuel economy
  • Lexus LC coupe: Rear-wheel drive on all trims delivers sporty handling
  • Lexus GX SUV and Lexus LX SUV: The full-time 4WD system is off-road-ready and comes on all trims of the GX and LX, with the lockable TORSEN® torque-sensing limited-slip center differential.

Experience Lexus All-Wheel Drive in Santa Monica

If you want to see the difference that Lexus AWD systems make on Pacific Palisades roads and beyond, contact Lexus Santa Monica to schedule a test drive of one or several Lexus AWD models at Lexus Santa Monica near Pacific Palisades to get a better feel for how they handle! You can also learn more about Lexus performance features, the 2020 NX’s interior, compare the 2020 Lexus ES and IS, find out about Lexus lease-end options, or learn about Lexus Enform!