While the added height, while not much of a difference, is nice for off-roading I would stick with the stock size. The manufacture designed the car for 225/60R17 so it will keep you speedometer fairly accurate, plus your suspension angles may be slightly off by using a different size tire causing abnormal wear or steering feel.I recently bought a 2012 Outback 3.6 and am loving it! It came with 225/65R17 Michelin Premier Tires that I knew would need replacement soon. I went to Discount Tire and they put on 225/60R17s. I have been trying to research the advantages/disadvantages of upgrading to the 65's. I like the idea of extra ground clearance. What are the other pro's & cons? There is lots of chatter on her about tires sizes but not much specific to these two sizes. I need to make a decision if I should go back and have them put the 65's ons so any input is appreciated.