2003 Volkswagen Golf Tire Size
Your Volkswagen was manufactured with different tire sizes. To determine the best tire size for your specific 2003 Volkswagen Golf, we first need to determine your rim size. Please review the information below.
How to Determine Rim Size
Check your existing tires. Your Volkswagen Golf's rim size is the number to the right of the R. In the example pictured here, the tire size fits 16inch rims.
Rim Size Selection
Now that you know your rim size, make a selection below to filter your results.
15Inch Rims
2003 Volkswagen Golf
The original tire size for your 2003 Volkswagen Golf is listed below. Tap on the box to view a colorcoded explanation of your Volkswagen Golf's' tire size.
Trim Options:
GLGLS
195/65R15 91
Simplified Size: 1956515
Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.
The original tire size for your 2003 Volkswagen Golf is 195/65R15 91H. A colorcoded explanation of the 2003 Volkswagen Golf's tire size is shown below.
195  This number indicates that your tire has a width of 195 millimeters.  
15  The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 15 inches in diameter.  
91  This tire has a load index of 91, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1353 pounds (615 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite.  
65  This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 65%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 65% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 126 millimeters.  
R  This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
 
This tire has a speed rating of H, which means 130 mph (210 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. 
16Inch Rims
2003 Volkswagen Golf
The original tire size for your 2003 Volkswagen Golf is listed below. Tap on the box to view a colorcoded explanation of your Volkswagen Golf's' tire size.
Trim Options:
GTI 1.8T
205/55R16 91
Simplified Size: 2055516
Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.
The original tire size for your 2003 Volkswagen Golf is 205/55R16 91H. A colorcoded explanation of the 2003 Volkswagen Golf's tire size is shown below.
205  This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 millimeters.  
16  The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter.  
91  This tire has a load index of 91, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1353 pounds (615 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite.  
55  This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 55%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 55% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 112 millimeters.  
R  This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
 
This tire has a speed rating of H, which means 130 mph (210 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. 
17Inch Rims
2003 Volkswagen Golf
The original tire size for your 2003 Volkswagen Golf is listed below. Tap on the box to view a colorcoded explanation of your Volkswagen Golf's' tire size.
Trim Options:
GTI 1.8TGTI VR6
225/45R17 90
Simplified Size: 2254517
Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.
The original tire size for your 2003 Volkswagen Golf is 225/45R17 90H. A colorcoded explanation of the 2003 Volkswagen Golf's tire size is shown below.
225  This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 millimeters.  
17  The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter.  
90  This tire has a load index of 90, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1320 pounds (600 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite.  
45  This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 45%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 45% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 101 millimeters.  
R  This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
 
This tire has a speed rating of H, which means 130 mph (210 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. 
18Inch Rims
2003 Volkswagen Golf
The original tire size for your 2003 Volkswagen Golf is listed below. Tap on the box to view a colorcoded explanation of your Volkswagen Golf's' tire size.
Trim Options:
GTI 20th Anniversary
225/40ZR18
Simplified Size: 2254018
Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.
The original tire size for your 2003 Volkswagen Golf is 225/40ZR18 . A colorcoded explanation of the 2003 Volkswagen Golf's tire size is shown below.
225  This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 millimeters.  
18  The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 18 inches in diameter.  
Z  This tire has a speed class of Z, which means it's part of an elite speed class of 149 mph or more (240 km/h). A tire's speed class is less specific than the speed rating.  
40  This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 40%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 40% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 90 millimeters.  
R  This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
