Best Spark Plugs For Ford Explorer

If you are the proud owner of a Ford Explorer, then you know that it is a powerful and sturdy vehicle. You also know that it requires high-quality spark plugs to run at its best. In this article, we will discuss the best spark plugs for your Ford Explorer and provide you with a list of our top picks. We’ll also give you some tips on how to choose the right spark plugs for your vehicle. So, whether you are looking to replace your old spark plugs or just want to learn more about them, read on!

2020 2021 2022 Ford Explorer Spark Plugs

Info/Engine 2.3L 4-cyl Engine 99H Turbo 3.0L 6-cyl Engine 99C Turbo
OEM spark plug gap 0.030″ (0.76mm) 0.030″ (0.76mm)
Qty. needed 6 6
Change interval
Best spark plug Champion 7004 RES9PYP4 Double Platinum Spark Plug Champion 7004 RES9PYP4 Double Platinum Spark Plug
Popular choice Champion 9016 RES8WYPB3 Iridium Spark Plug Champion 9016 RES8WYPB3 Iridium Spark Plug

 

2016 2017 2018 2019 Ford Explorer Spark Plugs

Info/Engine 3.5L 6-cyl Engine 2.3L 4-cyl Engine 99H Turbo
OEM spark plug gap 0.052″ (1.32mm) 0.032″ (0.81mm)
Qty. needed 6 4
Change interval 100,000 miles 100,000 miles
Best spark plug NGK 94806 LTR6BP13 Laser Platinum Spark Plug NGK 96588 LTR6DI-8 Laser Iridium Spark Plug
Popular choice NGK 6509 LTR6IX-11 Iridium IX Spark Plug NGK 94374 LTR6IX Iridium IX Spark Plug

 

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Ford Explorer Spark Plugs

Info/Engine 3.5L 6-cyl Engine 2.0L 4-cyl Engine Turbo
OEM spark plug gap 0.032″ (0.81mm) 0.032″ (0.81mm)
Qty. needed 6 4
Change interval 100,000 miles 100,000 miles
Best spark plug NGK 97177 LTR6CI-8 Laser Iridium Spark Plug NGK 91794 ILTR6R8G Laser Iridium Spark Plug
Popular choice NGK 94374 LTR6IX Iridium IX Spark Plug NGK 94374 LTR6IX Iridium IX Spark Plug

 

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Ford Explorer Spark Plugs

Info/Engine 4.6L 8-cyl Engine 4.0L 6-cyl Engine SOHC
OEM spark plug gap 0.044″ (1.11mm) 0.054″ (1.37mm)
Qty. needed 8 6
Change interval 90,000 miles
Best spark plug NGK 5507 PZNAR6A11H Laser Platinum Spark Plug NGK 2683 TR55-1 V-Power Spark Plug
Popular choice NGK 1698 ZNAR6AGP G-Power Platinum Spark Plug NGK 7316 TR55-1IX Iridium IX Spark Plug

 

2002 2003 2004 2005 Ford Explorer Spark Plugs

Info/Engine 4.0L 6-cyl Engine Flex 4.0L 6-cyl Engine
OEM spark plug gap 0.054″ (1.37mm) 0.054″ (1.37mm)
Qty. needed 6 6
Change interval 100,000 miles 100,000 miles
Best spark plug NGK 7740 PTR5C-13 Laser Platinum Spark Plug NGK 7740 PTR5C-13 Laser Platinum Spark Plug
Popular choice NGK 97287 ITR5H13 Laser Iridium Spark Plug NGK 7164 TR55IX Iridium IX Spark Plug

 

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Ford Explorer Spark Plugs

Info/Engine 5.0L 8-cyl Engine 4.0L 6-cyl Engine
OEM spark plug gap 0.054″ (1.37mm) 0.054″ (1.37mm)
Qty. needed 8 6
Change interval 100,000 miles
Best spark plug NGK 97287 ITR5H13 Laser Iridium Spark Plug NGK 7164 TR55IX Iridium IX Spark Plug
Popular choice NGK 7164 TR55IX Iridium IX Spark Plug NGK 97287 ITR5H13 Laser Iridium Spark Plug

 

1991 1992 1993 1994 Ford Explorer Spark Plugs

Info/Engine 4.0L 6-cyl Engine
OEM spark plug gap 0.054″ (1.37mm)
Qty. needed 6
Change interval
Best spark plug NGK 97287 ITR5H13 Laser Iridium Spark Plug
Popular choice NGK 7164 TR55IX Iridium IX Spark Plug

Choosing the best spark plugs for your Ford Explorer is an important decision. There are many factors to consider, such as the type of engine you have, the climate you live in, and your driving habits. With so many choices on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones are right for you. However, there are a few things that you can keep in mind to help you make your decision.

First, consider the type of engine you have. The best spark plugs for a gas engine are different than the best spark plugs for a diesel engine. Make sure to choose ones that are designed for your specific type of engine.

Dan Hoffman

Dan is a co-founder of Engineswork. He knows everything about internal combustion engines. Ask your questions in comments down below this article - he will be glad to help you anytime.

2 thoughts on “Best Spark Plugs For Ford Explorer

  1. I am having towing power issues (at 60ish MPH it wants to downshift to 4th gear) with my 2018 Explorer 3.5L V6 w/50K miles. Will try new plugs to see if that helps. What do you think about the NGK Ruthenium HX High Spark Plugs?

    1. Dan Hoffman says:

      I think it is a great spark plug that fits your car.

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