I'm interested in knowing if there's anyone that has purchased a 2.7 but wishes they purchased a 3.5 or vice versa with reasons why
Actually the block is NOT cast iron. It's even better than that!I was looking into the 3.5 but ultimately decided on the 2.7. The 3.5 I initially felt was more reliable solely on the fact that it has been in the truck since 2011. But after hours of research the 2.7 I feel is extremely reliable especially with the cast iron block. Also I don't tow ever but I usually haul. The 2.7 can do all that plus better mpg. The 3.5 would be just for the max towing if I ever needed to tow 13k lbs....
Wouldn't be enough buffer for my liking. Once you load the truck up you'd be beyond that 8k. I went with the 3.5 SC 6.5' box 4x4 max tow. Current TT is 6700 dry but GVWR of 9000 lbs. Good chance year after next we'll switch to a TT with a dry weight of around 8000 lbs and a gross just under 10k.Our new trailer is also significantly heavier with a GVWR of 7500lbs. No regrets on the 3.5, but with an 8k tow rating on the 2.7 for 2018, I suspect it would have been just fine as well.
I'll second that. We have quite a few active members in a couple different 2.7 specific groups on Facebook. Very seldom is there anybody who doesn't claim to love, or at least like the truck.As you can see, I haven’t heard anyone disappointed in the 2.7. If you don’t NEED the 3.5 it’s an awesome machine with a better purchase price and a little better fuel economy. I drive my 18 3.5 60 miles to the office and jump in a 17 2.7 that hauls tools and whatnot to the job site roughly another 60 miles. Similarly equipped I see 2 mpg better in the 2.7. Both have plenty of power for most uses. I had to get the 3.5 because I tow an 8,000lb dry tt. If it weren’t for that I’d be more than happy in purchasing the 2.7.
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