low profile tires

I have been looking to buy a new ford escape and found that there is no option on the titaimun model to get away from the low profile tires. I live in northern Illinois and we get lots of snow and pot holes. low profile tires will make you feel the rough road more, performance on snow and ice is lower, and tires and rims will be damaged quicker in pot holes. ford should have an option away from the low profile tires and rims. i currently own a 2005 escape and the tires and rims have performed great no problems.