I personally reserved a 2.7 liter. I have driven many 2.3 liters in the Ranger and it is more than capable. Plenty of power and outstanding torque. I also however love the 2.7. I have driven many F150's with this engine. If you ask me, It is seriously underrated. It really boils down to personal choice. I'm getting older, not sure I want to shift any more, lol My opinion, you can't go wrong with either. I know that's not really an answer. If I were going to do some serious off-roading or over landing, I would probably go with a manual for the crawl gear ratio.do you recommend the 2.3L or the 2.7L?
Not sure that they didn't offer the manual in the 2.7 due to its tolerance. The 2.3 is still putting out 310lb ft. I haven't heard that was a reason anyway. Sometimes Ford is silly. Maybe they are testing the waters, maybe its a supply issue. Unfortunately the good old manual tranny is a dying breed. I will research and see if I can find the answer. They are probably worried that too many people can't drive a stick, lolWhat will it take to #SaveTheMansquatch?
Also, if the 7 speed manual can't take the torque of the 2.7 V6, why didn't they get a stronger 7 speed manual?