how to tell if my R300 is AWD

Asked by Mar 30, 2016 at 08:01 PM about the 2001 Lexus RX 300

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I have a 2001 RX300 and I was told it was all wheel drive.  My son says it's front wheel drive.  How can I really know.???

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They are actually AWD. RX 300 uses a viscous limited-slip center differential that requires no driver input. In normal conditions, engine power is split 50/50 between the front and the rear axles, but when sensors detect wheelspin, up to 95 percent of the available power can be sent to either end. And to further enhance traction capabilities, a limited-slip rear differential is optional. Right from the shop manual on my Lexus that I had.

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