With so many manufacturers, categories and models available on the market, finding the best 2023 side-by-side can be quite challenging.

SM Sport is here to help you discover the most interesting side-by-sides for each category. Come and learn more about 4- passenger and 50- inch side-by-sides, and best side-by-sides for work. 

You can also learn more about our side-by-side financing plans.

Best 4- passenger side-by-sides

If you are looking for vehicle that will allow you to enjoy any adventure without leaving anyone behind, then you need a 4- passenger side-by-side.

Polaris General 1000 XP 4 Ultimate

  • A 1,500 lb towing capacity
  • A Tilt Cargo Box and a 600 lb payload
  • A 4,500 lb Polaris HD Plus winch

If you are searching for a versatile vehicle, the Polaris General 1000 XP 4 Ultimate is one of the best 4- passenger side-by-sides by far. It provides you with the perfect combination of work and transportation capacities and comfort.

Front 3/4 view of the Polaris General 1000 XP 4 Ultimate side-by-side.

If you want a vehicle that knows how to work long and hard, the 1000 XP Ultimate is hard to beat.

Polaris RZR Pro XP 4 Ultimate

  • A 2.0 L ProStar Fury engine with 225 horsepower
  • A transmission that is specially designed for harsh environments
  • A Rockford Fosgate high-performance sound system

If the General 1000 XP is one of the best utility side-by-sides, the RZR Pro XP 4 Ultimate is the perfect choice is you are looking for outstanding off road performance.

The 2.0 L Prostar Fury engine with 225 horsepower is the biggest factory engine to have ever been installed on a performance side-by-side.

Front 3/4 view of the Polaris RZR Pro XP 4 Ultimate side-by-side.

This 4- passenger side-by-side is definitely one of the best for those in search of a dynamic off road driving experience.

Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE

  • A comfortable interior
  • A powerful 847 cc twin cylinder engine
  • Factory installed winch

Another excellent and versatile side-by-side. The Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE really focuses on the comfort levels offered by the interior. On top of an adjustable driver’s seat, it also includes safety belts that can be adjusted without the need for tools.

If you are looking for a 4- passenger off road experience with unparalleled levels of comfort, this Yamaha side-by-side is certainly one of your best options.

Yamaha RMAX 4 LE

  • A powerful 999 cc parallel twin cylinder engine
  • A sophisticated FOXMD suspension that focuses on comfort
  • A solid and rugged transmission

Thanks to a suspension that is specially designed with optimal articulation, the RMAX 4 will provide you with maximum levels of comfort at low speeds.

The FOXMD Quick Switch suspension also allows drivers different suspension settings, like absorption levels, for example.

Yamaha RMAX 4 LE side-by-side front 3/4 view.

You can also expect power, thanks to the performant 999 cc engine. The RMAX 4 is definitely one of the best side-by-sides if you are looking for a driving experience that combines both comfort and power.

Best 50- Inch Side-By-Sides 

50- Inch side-by-sides are perfect for those looking to navigate narrow trails. Here are a few of the best options for this category:

Polaris RZR Trail Premium

  • Power steering
  • A 4- stroke engine with 75 horsepower
  • A 7- inch touch screen

With its 75 horsepower engine and compact size, the RZR Trail offers an unparalleled weight/power ratio. This will provide you with the best accelerations you can find on a 2023 side-by-side.

Reactivity is key when navigating narrow trails

Front 3/4 view of the Polaris RZR Trail Premium side-by-side.

The RZR Trail is specially made to instantly respond to each given command, on top of offering a power steering system, available on a touch screen that can easily be used even with gloves.

CF MOTO ZFORCE 950 2023 TRAIL (54- inches)

  • Electric Power Steering
  • A 3,500 lb winch
  • Progressive spring shock absorbers

A little bigger than 50- inches, the ZFORCE 950 TRAIL by CF MOTO compensates its size perfectly thanks to the versatility it offers.

Even with its compact size, you will have access to a 3,500 lb winch, which will allow you to clear the trails you want to use, and even create your own.

Moreover, the engine management with normal and sport modes will allow you to choose between efficiency and performance at a moment’s notice.


  • Electric Power Steering
  • A 3,000 lb winch
  • Adjustable gas shock absorbers

If size is very important to you and the adventures you have in mind, then the ZFORCE 800 TRAIL is definitely the CF MOTO vehicle trim for you.

In short, it is a more compact version of the TRAIL 950.

CF MOTO ZFORCE 800 TRAIL side-by-side front 3/4 view.

One of the best available 50- inch side-by-sides, it is perfect for trails. It does offer similar versatility than the bigger version, with an available 3,000 lb winch.

It is also more affordable, both in terms of fuel and base price.

Best Side-By-Sides for Work

Fun is not everything in life. Here are the best side-by-sides for work.


  • A 3,500 lb winch
  • A 2,000 lb towing capacity
  • A 770.9 lb payload

Available in a 3- or 6- passenger version, the CF MOTO UFORCE 1000 is one of the best side-by-sides for work, if you are looking for versatility.

On top of being able to welcome a large amount of passengers, it also offers excellent performance, as much in terms of towing as for payload.

CF MOTO UFORCE 1000 side-by-side front 3/4 view.


  • A 4,500 lb winch
  • A 2,500 lb towing capacity
  • A 1,000 lb payload

Also offered in a 3- or 6- passenger version, this vehicle is a true work beast. With remarkable winch, towing and payload capacities, it is really hard to beat.

If you are looking for maximum levels of power for work, the Ranger 1000 XP NorthStar by Polaris is made for you.

Front 3/4 view of the POLARIS RANGER 1000 XP NORTHSTAR side-by-side.


  • A 4,500 lb winch
  • An engine with quiet power injection system
  • 3 L of cargo space

The Arctic Cat Prowler is designed to allow you to work hard without having to compromise on your off road adventures. It is also offered with a 3- or 6- passenger option.

The most important feature the Prowler offers compared to the competition is the engine; it is specially made to be as quiet as possible.

Moreover, the suspension is ready for both trails and paths so that you can take advantage of the great outdoors once you are done with a hard day’s work.


  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • 2- wheel drive or 4- wheel drive modes
  • A 600 lb tilt cargo box

Another side-by-side option that combines work and play perfectly, the Viking 700 comes with electric power steering along with a 2RM or 4RM driving mode.

Moreover, the tilt cargo box will give you access to loads of storage options, which is not something found on many side-by-sides.

Our favorites, in terms of comfort 


  • Twin cylinder engine
  • A 64- inch width
  • Shock absorbers with 15.2- inch shock travel

Our absolute favorite when it comes to comfort is the ZFORCE 950 HO. Although it is a little wider than the Trail version, this allows you and your passengers to enjoy more interior space.

Moreover, the shock absorbers work incredibly well, ensuring that you won’t have to feel each bump and crevice during your next adventure.

Front 3/4 view of the ZFORCE 950 HO side-by-side.


  • A 225 horsepower engine
  • A transmission built for harsh environments
  • A Rockford Fosgate sound system

One of the best 4- passenger side-by-sides on the market, the RZR Pro is also one of our favorites when it comes to comfort.

On top of an engine that provides you with an extremely enjoyable driving experience and accelerations, the sound system allows everyone to take advantage of quality sound.

Front 3/4 view of the RZR PRO XP side-by-side.

The quietest side-by-sides


  • An 812 cc 3- cylinder engine
  • An electric injection engine
  • Very practical cargo space and winch

For a quiet side-by-side, it is hard to beat the Arctic Cat Prowler. The engine is specially designed to offer your ears an enjoyable ride, and the manufacturer has definitely succeeded in this!

We also have a favorite for best side-by-side for work.


  • An electric motor with 110 horsepower and 140 lb-ft. maximum torque
  • A 72.4 km range
  • A 2,500 lb towing capacity
  • A 1,250 lb payload

You will find the perfect combination of silence and performance with the Ranger XP Kinetic by Polaris. It is the only electric side-by-side in the industry.

If you want a taste of the future with Polaris, while also enjoying an unparalleled driving experience, this Kinetic was made for you.

Front 3/4 view of the POLARIS RANGER XP KINETIC side-by-side.

Our tips and tricks on how to choose the right side-by-side according to your needs

The very first thing to do in order to choose the best side-by-side for your needs is to determine your priorities. In fact, some people are looking for a vehicle that can tackle heavy duty jobs, while for others, agility and a compact size are more important.

Once you have determined your priorities, then comes the time to determine your budget.

In fact, purchasing a side-by-side represents a significant expense. Just like when purchasing a car, some models offer more, but at a much higher price. Depending on your budget, you might also want to take a look at used side-by-sides

In short, if you know your purchasing objectives and your budget, it will be much easier for you to determine what vehicle you want. Our list of best 2023 side-by-sides is a good place to start.

If you don’t see what you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact us or come meet with our team of experts in person. We will make sure that you get the best possible customer service and shopping experience in the Quebec area.

We will know how to guide you towards the best used or new side-by-side to cater to your specific needs.