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Hello I have just purchased a rav AWD, but there is nothing to say on the reg documents it is AWD, it says it is an Excel, but that is it, is there any way I can find out, it is a 2020 model, so I don't think it will have a drive shaft.

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Martin

 

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It won't have a prop shaft but you could grovel underneath to spot the rear motor.

But easier ... on the infotainment system, press Menu > Info and select the energy monitor.  When driving along the AWD will show the energy flows to and from the rear motor ... 😉

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9 hours ago, philip42h said:

 

 

9 hours ago, Martin Allinson said:

Hello I have just purchased a rav AWD, but there is nothing to say on the reg documents it is AWD, it says it is an Excel, but that is it, is there any way I can find out, it is a 2020 model, so I don't think it will have a drive shaft.

Thank you

Martin

 

I believe that on 4WD models there is a drive mode selection wheel next to the gear stick and on 2WD models there are buttons and no whee. 

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1 hour ago, Kos_ta said:

 

I believe that on 4WD models there is a drive mode selection wheel next to the gear stick and on 2WD models there are buttons and no whee. 

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Note also that the AWD has Trail mode and the associated selector button. Trail mode is not available on the FWD.

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The different layouts of the 'mode' selector buttons adjacent to the gear selector - AWD on the left; FWD on the right:

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Sensible advice given already. Just to add, there is a clue on the registration document - check the towing under O - O.1 braked will show 1650 if AWD but only 800 if 2WD. F.1 should be 2215 if AWD.

The Type and Variant fields might offer more but I haven't a clue how to decode them !!

 

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Excel trims are available both in FWD & AWD mode. So having Excel trim is no guarantee of AWD. The Trail button and the circle besides gear shifter (instead of a square hole) is indicator for AWD.

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My 2021 model is also badged on the rear door as AWD-i

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On 5/5/2022 at 6:55 PM, Saxacat said:

My 2021 model is also badged on the rear door as AWD-i

Mine too 👍

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On 5/5/2022 at 6:55 PM, Saxacat said:

My 2021 model is also badged on the rear door as AWD-i

2019 and early 2020 models don't have AWD-i badging; later 2020 models onwards do ... somewhat inexplicable but true! 😉

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2 hours ago, philip42h said:

2019 and early 2020 models don't have AWD-i badging; later 2020 models onwards do ... somewhat inexplicable but true! 😉

My 2018 wasn't badged but my 2021 is.

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