Volkswagen Golf Spare Tire Sizes

The Volkswagen Golf has used 4x100mm, 5x100mm and 5x112mm bolt pattern variations from 1985 to 2021 along with tire diameters ranging from 22.6" to 25.5" tall. Using a temporary spare tire with a diameter close to the standard tire has many benefits, especially for modern vehicles with larger brake calipers and anti-lock brakes or traction control systems. Tire diameter as well as wheel diameter clearance have been taken into account for the specific Volkswagen Golf years and options. In this case, 125/70R16, Full-Size, 125/80R17 and 125/70R18 spare tire sizes are used to avoid vehicle components while closely matching the original tire size diameters.

YearMakeModelBolt
Pattern
Tire
Diameters
Recommended
Spare
2021VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
5-112
5-112
24.9"
25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2020VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
5-112
5-112
24.9"
25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2019VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf R
5-112
5-112
5-112
24.9-25"
25.1"
25.1-25.5"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2018VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf R
5-112
5-112
5-112
24.9-25.1"
25.1"
25.1-25.5"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2017VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf R
5-112
5-112
5-112
24.9-25.1"
25.1"
25.1-25.5"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2016VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf R
5-112
5-112
5-112
24.9-25.1"
25.1"
25.1-25.5"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2015VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf R
Golf TDI
5-112
5-112
5-112
5-112
24.9-25"
25.1"
25.1"
25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2014VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf TDI
5-112
5-112
5-112
24.9-25"
25.1"
25-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2013VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf R
Golf TDI
5-112
5-112
5-112
5-112
24.9-25"
25.1"
25.1"
25-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2012VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf R
Golf TDI
5-112
5-112
5-112
5-112
24.9-25"
25.1"
25.1"
25-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2011VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf TDI
5-112
5-112
5-112
24.9-25"
25-25.1"
25-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2010VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf TDI
5-112
5-112
5-112
24.9-25"
25-25.1"
25-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2009VolkswagenGolf GTI
5-112
25-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2008VolkswagenGolf GTI
Golf R32
5-112
5-112
25-25.1"
25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/70R18 | 24.9"
2007VolkswagenGolf GTI
5-112
25-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2006VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI New Model
5-100
5-100
5-112
25"
25"
25-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2005VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
5-100
5-100
5-100
25"
24.9-25"
25"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2004VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
Golf R32
5-100
5-100
5-100
5-100
25"
24.9-25"
25"
25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/70R18 | 24.9"
2003VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI 20th Anniversary
Golf GTI VR6
5-100
5-100
5-100
5-100
25"
24.9-25"
25.1"
25"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2002VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI 337 Edition
Golf GTI VR6
5-100
5-100
5-100
5-100
25"
24.9-25"
25.1"
25"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2001VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
5-100
5-100
5-100
25"
24.9-25"
24.9-25"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2000VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
5-100
5-100
5-100
25"
24.9-25"
24.9-25"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
1999VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI New Model
Golf GTI VR6
4-100
5-100
5-100
5-100
23.2"
24.9-25"
24.9-25"
24.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
1998VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
4-100
4-100
5-100
22.7-23.2"
23.2"
23.1"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
N/A
1997VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
4-100
4-100
5-100
23.2"
23.2"
23.1"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
N/A
1996VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
4-100
4-100
5-100
22.7-23.2"
23.2"
23.1"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
N/A
1995VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI VR6
4-100
5-100
22.7-23.2"
23.1"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
N/A
1994VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4-100
4-100
22.7-23.2"
23.1"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
1993VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4-100
4-100
22.7-23.2"
22.7-23.2"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
1992VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4-100
4-100
22.6"
22.7"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
1991VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4-100
4-100
22.6"
22.7"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
1990VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4-100
4-100
22.6-22.7"
22.7-22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
1989VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4-100
4-100
22.6-22.7"
22.7-22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
1988VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4-100
4-100
22.6-22.7"
22.7-22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
1987VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4-100
4-100
22.6-22.7"
22.7-22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
1986VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4-100
4-100
22.6"
22.7"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
1985VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4-100
4-100
22.6"
22.7"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
125/70R16 | 22.9"
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