So I managed to find a set of wheels with one season snow tires that were advertised for a 2012+ Focus. Once I got there he told me the wheels were actually from a Taurus.
These are Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter tires.
MUCH nicer. I can make it up my hill and I'm not sliding all over the place!
Can't say I've really noticed any decrease in mpg. It's actually showing a bit higher since this size is about 1% smaller in diameter.
Getting rid of 80mm of combined width has got to be good for snow traction and mpg. Not really sure why they put such wide tires on as stock. Probably the same reason it's got a 2L engine. To make it "SPORTY"! Don't get me wrong, I'm all for sporty, but I'd rather not get it at the expense of a constant mpg hit.