Here's my 2 cents on Quads and SXS......I have owned both and they each of them have their place. In a hunting situation, I prefer a SXS. Here's why I feel that way. A side x side can hold 2 or more people. It typically has a bed to hold your game (Deer, Elk, Hog, Etc.). Can also hold a lot of gear and ice chest if you plan on being out all day. Most side x sides can go anywhere a quad can go.
I like the Polaris Ranger. It's one of the widest on the market and stabilty is key when your searching for the right SXS. I have road in every brand on the market. Polaris still gets my vote for comfort, ride, Large Gas Tank, 4WD System, Stabilty, Largest Bed Capacity on the Market, Etc.
I have only got my Polaris stuck one time and had to winch out. That was my own fault cause I was testing the limits of the machine and it was a test. Thay are a lot of fun. GoodLuck!!!!