I 100% agree with your logic, I just plan on getting the manual. I've driven the 2.7 in stock form in an F-150 and it seems to have plenty of power. Just a tune to that and 392 Wrangler owners will be pissed when they bought a gas guzzling V8 that is getting smoked in every aspect by a V6.If you’re going automatic and plan to tune the 2.3L, what is holding you back from the 2.7L? The fact that you might have to wait longer for it? I think it’s worth it to get more power and have it wrapped into your loan. And then if you still want more power later you can tune that.
(Don’t mind me. Just trying to justify my 2.7L order. Lol)