Lexus RX350 - How to tell if it is AWD

nico7234nico7234 Member Posts: 1
edited June 2015 in Lexus
Just bought an RX350 from a dealer. Was advertised as being the cold weather package - all wheel drive, tow package, all weather tires. My wife things we got frauded and were given a FWD. I called Lexus directly and gave them the VIN. They said it is a 4x4 which could be an AWD but that the transmission is slightly different. That made no sense to me. I called another dealer who said to read them the VIN.

VIN begins as 2T2B.
He said the first number 2 means made in canada, the next letter signifies toyota, the fourth letter he said B means AWD. Had it been FWD it would have been Z.

Can anyone tell me how I can tell for sure?

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 207,889
    nico7234 said:

    Just bought an RX350 from a dealer. Was advertised as being the cold weather package - all wheel drive, tow package, all weather tires. My wife things we got frauded and were given a FWD. I called Lexus directly and gave them the VIN. They said it is a 4x4 which could be an AWD but that the transmission is slightly different. That made no sense to me. I called another dealer who said to read them the VIN.

    VIN begins as 2T2B.
    He said the first number 2 means made in canada, the next letter signifies toyota, the fourth letter he said B means AWD. Had it been FWD it would have been Z.

    Can anyone tell me how I can tell for sure?

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  • atom1atom1 Member Posts: 6
    I think you can tell by whether it has the AWD lock button on the console. It's the one to the right of the traction control button.
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