Yeah - FCA has been the exception by providing a manual with a high-powered engine (the Hellcat Challenger, and the the Viper for a while). Unfortunately, when they sold a manual in the Ram 2500 (6.7 Cummins diesel) the engine was detuned to 660 lb/ft of torque, while the auto got 800 lb/ft, and the high output version found in the 3500 got 930 lb/ft (paired with the Aisin auto).You know what is funny about that is you can get a manual Hellcat Challenger. The only FCA engines mated to a manual now (at least that I'm aware of) are the 3.6 and the 6.2. There is nothing in between. You'd think a medium duty transmission would exist for the 5.7/6.4 but nope. You either get a NA V6 or the 700hp V8. The 2.7 with a manual would be the way to go. People who get a 2.7 Bronco are going to be very pleased its a good engine that can make some good power.
Overall, demand for manuals is low, so manufacturers can't justify the cost of producing manual versions of most models, which gives consumers fewer options for manuals, further depressing sales. Classic negative feedback loop, a.k.a. downward spiral. Even though options are limited for manuals in the Bronco, Tacoma, and Gladiator, I appreciate Ford, Toyota, and Jeep for keeping them around.