What do you mean hatchback and 5spd of course? Do they offer a manual trans on the Titanium now, they didn't in 2012 when I got my car. Sedan and DCT for hipsters and morons ? ;)
Despite having 18's, the suspension is firmer, but not harsh in anyways. I've hit lots of hard ice ruts and snow hits and rocks this year already and its totally fine. I'm running 195/65/15 snow tires now though, its not sports car firm the sport package, its a really nice mix between comfort and handling, I recommend it fully.
the 18's and PS3's offer quite a lot of grip, its worth it then run a dedicated snow tire in the winter. Block heater is good, keep it in the garage over the winter if you can too, helps up here where its known to get quite cold.
2012 Focus Ti Sedan with Sport pkg.
1995 Subaru WRX Sti wagon 345hp
1993 Toyota Celsior with 18's and coilovers (tasteful I swear!)
1985 Toyota Supra
1998 Escort ZX2