The 2.7 is good if you're using your truck like a car and just driving around or commuting all year long. Use it as an actual truck to tow anything and that's where the 2.7 lacks. Granted, if you RARELY tow it can be an adequate trade-off but for those who want to use it as a truck ... the 2.7 is lacking. I will say though, I have a buddy who really does use his 2019 2.7 as a daily driver / commuter and it's a nice rig!I have a 19 Lariat 502A with a 2.7 and I am impressed with the little motor. I came from a 17 with a 5.0L and it does everything as well as the 5.0 except that the V8 sounds better. Ford had some pretty aggressive programs on 502As with 2.7s in the winter. I lease mine and it was cheaper to get the Lariat with a 2.7 than it was to get an XLT 302A with a 5.0L.