I agree with this. Pretty much what I'm thinking as well. Most people that tested the 2.3 were in the 4 door behemoth. The 2.3 in a smaller lighter 2 door would be a different story entirely.This topic crosses my mind daily. I currently have a 2.7 on order 2 DR Sasquatch.
My daily driver now is a 2 DR Jeep Rubicon with the 2.0T. It has more than enough power and if you drive it slow (under 60 mph) it gets great fuel mileage.
The Bronco nor the Jeep is a drag car. It's an all terrain capable vehicle.
Just looking underneath the hood of a Bronco with A 2.7 sends chills down my spine. It looks horrific from a mechanics standpoint. Two turbo's equals twice the problems down the road and twice the funds that you will spend fixing it should it/they fail.
I'm a gluten for power and that's why I have the 2.7, however my mind keeps telling me to go with the 2.3. Especially for a 2DR and possibly manual. Currently I have an automatic on order.
Watch the TFL video of the Ford Ranger with a a 2.3 and new chip installed.
I also owned a 2018 Jeep Wrangler V6 and I can tell you I prefer my 2019 Wrangler with the 2.0T any day.
For those with these large car four doors, maybe the 2.7 is the way to go. If you are a 2 door guy, I'm not sure if there is any advantage going with a 2.7 over a 2.3.
Maybe someone can make a video comparing the 2 door and 4 door Bronco's with both engines.
For me, I've always been a 2-dr buyer. The weight is serious concern. The 2.3L sheds that excess weight without sacrificing the power.I agree with this. Pretty much what I'm thinking as well. Most people that tested the 2.3 were in the 4 door behemoth. The 2.3 in a smaller lighter 2 door would be a different story entirely.
I think the much smaller lighter 2 door 2.3 would have performed much better. Those 4 doors are long and heavy.I drove a 2.7 a while back and a 2.3 manual, just this week. It cemented that I made the right choice ordering the 2.7. it wasn't terrible (adequate) until I hit a big hill. The turbo lag and just dragging the 2.3 up was taxing. Granted, this was a 4 door BL, but not SAS. This is all opinion oriented and clearly people love their 2.3s. I wanted manual and very much wish it was available in SAS for '21. If mansquatch was available in '21, I would have done it, kinda glad now that it wasn't. I'm not looking for a rocketship, it's an off-road vehicle, but I can't imagine the 2.3 on serious mountainous drives. Clearly some have had issues with the 2.7.... I guess that's what warranty is for. We'll see next month!