Tire is 225/75R15, vehicle is 05 Ford Escape FWD. Application is one with extremely steep hills, including extremely steep hills on curves, and a good deal of rain. In this application (tropical), many cars use snow tires, I assume because the softer compound helps provide additional traction. Traction to accelerate up these hills and stop properly coming down is paramount. "High speed" driving is 35-45 MPH, and "long distance" is 8-10 miles. Recommendations? Thanks!