Volkswagen Golf Spare Tires

The Volkswagen Golf used 4x100 mm, 5x100 mm and 5x112 mm bolt pattern variations from 1983 to 2024 along with tire diameters ranging from 22.6" to 25.5" tall. Using a temporary compact 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.


The tire diameter and the wheel diameter clearance have been taken into account for the specific Volkswagen Golf years and options. In this case, 125/70R17, 125/80R15, 125/80R17 and 125/70R18 spare tire sizes are used to avoid vehicle components while closely matching the original tire size diameters. We've provided a breakdown by vehicle generation and model specifics to help you find the correct Volkswagen Golf spare tire.

2022-Present Volkswagen Golf Spare Tires

This generation of the Volkswagen Golf began in 2022 and is still the current model being produced. There were multiple versions manufactured in this year range and have specific spare tire and wheel solutions for each one. The GTI and R models are listed individually.

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YearMakeModelBolt
Pattern
Tire
Diameters
Recommended
Spare
2023VolkswagenGolf GTI
Golf R
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
25.1-25.5"
25.5"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/70R18 | 24.9"
2022VolkswagenGolf GTI
Golf R
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
25.1-25.5"
25.5"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/70R18 | 24.9"

2015-2021 Volkswagen Golf Spare Tires

This generation of the Volkswagen Golf began in 2015 and was available through 2021. All the models for these years use the same spare tire and wheel solution. The Standard, GTI, and R models are listed individually.

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YearMakeModelBolt
Pattern
Tire
Diameters
Recommended
Spare
2021VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
24.9-25.1"
25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2020VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
24.9-25.1"
25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2019VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf R
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
24.9-25.1"
25.1"
25.1-25.5"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2018VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf R
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
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
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
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
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
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
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
24.9-25.1"
25.1"
25.1-25.5"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"

2010-2014 Volkswagen Golf Spare Tires

This generation of the Volkswagen Golf began in 2010 and was available through 2014. All the models for these years use the same spare tire and wheel solution. The Standard, GTI, R, and TDI models are listed individually.

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YearMakeModelBolt
Pattern
Tire
Diameters
Recommended
Spare
2014VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf TDI
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
24.9-25"
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
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
24.9-25"
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
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
24.9-25"
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
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
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
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
24.9-25"
25-25.1"
25-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"

2004-2009 Volkswagen Golf Spare Tires

This generation of the Volkswagen Golf began in 2004 and was available through 2009. All the models for these years use the same spare tire and wheel solution. The Standard models include TDI and GT versions, and the GTI models include VR6 versions. The R32 models are listed individually.

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YearMakeModelBolt
Pattern
Tire
Diameters
Recommended
Spare
2009VolkswagenGolf GTI
5x112 mm
25-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2008VolkswagenGolf GTI
Golf R32
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
25-25.1"
25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2007VolkswagenGolf GTI
Golf R32
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
25-25.1"
25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2006VolkswagenGolf GTI
Golf R32
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
25-25.1"
25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2005VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
24.9-25"
25-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2004VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
5x112 mm
5x112 mm
24.9-25"
25-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"

1999-2006 Volkswagen Golf Spare Tires

This generation of the Volkswagen Golf began in 1999 and was available through 2006. All the models for these years use the same spare tire and wheel solution. The Standard models include TDI versions, and the GTI models include VR6 versions. The R32 models are listed individually.

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YearMakeModelBolt
Pattern
Tire
Diameters
Recommended
Spare
2006VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
25"
24.9-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2005VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
25"
24.9-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2004VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf R32
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
25"
24.9-25.1"
25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2003VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf R32
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
25"
24.9-25.1"
25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2002VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
25"
24.9-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2001VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
25"
24.9-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
2000VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
25"
24.9-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
1999VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
25"
24.9-25.1"
125/80R17 | 24.9"
125/80R17 | 24.9"

1994-2002 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Spare Tires

This generation of the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet began in 1994 and was available through 2002. All the models for these years use the same spare tire and wheel solution.

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YearMakeModelBolt
Pattern
Tire
Diameters
Recommended
Spare
2002VolkswagenGolf Cabriolet
4x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
2001VolkswagenGolf Cabriolet
4x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
2000VolkswagenGolf Cabriolet
4x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
1999VolkswagenGolf Cabriolet
4x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
1998VolkswagenGolf Cabriolet
4x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
1997VolkswagenGolf Cabriolet
4x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
1996VolkswagenGolf Cabriolet
4x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
1995VolkswagenGolf Cabriolet
4x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
1994VolkswagenGolf Cabriolet
4x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"

1992-1999 Volkswagen Golf Spare Tires

This generation of the Volkswagen Golf began in 1992 and was available through 1999. There were multiple versions manufactured in this year range and have specific spare tire and wheel solutions for each one. The Standard, GTI, GTI VR6, and VR6 models are listed individually.

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YearMakeModelBolt
Pattern
Tire
Diameters
Recommended
Spare
1999VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
Golf VR6
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
23.1-23.2"
23.1"
23.1-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
1998VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
Golf VR6
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
23.1-23.2"
23.1"
23.1-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
1997VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
Golf VR6
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
23.1-23.2"
23.1"
23.1-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
1996VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
Golf VR6
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
23.1-23.2"
23.1"
23.1-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
1995VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
Golf VR6
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
23.1-23.2"
23.1"
23.1-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
1994VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
Golf VR6
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
23.1-23.2"
23.1"
23.1-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
1993VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
Golf VR6
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
23.1-23.2"
23.1"
23.1-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
1992VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
Golf GTI VR6
Golf VR6
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
5x100 mm
5x100 mm
22.7-23.2"
23.1-23.2"
23.1"
23.1-23.2"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"
125/70R17 | 23.9"

1983-1992 Volkswagen Golf Spare Tires

This generation of the Volkswagen Golf began in 1983 and was available through 1992. All the models for these years use the same spare tire and wheel solution. The Standard and GTI models are listed individually.

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YearMakeModelBolt
Pattern
Tire
Diameters
Recommended
Spare
1992VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
22.6-22.7"
22.7-22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
1991VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
22.6-22.7"
22.7-22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
1990VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
22.6-22.7"
22.7-22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
1989VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
22.6-22.7"
22.7-22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
1988VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
22.6-22.7"
22.7-22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
1987VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
22.6-22.7"
22.7-22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
1986VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
22.6-22.7"
22.7-22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
1985VolkswagenGolf
Golf GTI
4x100 mm
4x100 mm
22.6-22.7"
22.7-22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"
125/80R15 | 22.9"