I have never stopped in my tracks when a Mazda CX-5 has driven by. No lowering of the sunglasses while that Ferris Bueller “Oh yeah” music plays. It is just another car on the road. Actually, Mazda has done some nice looking ordinary cars, and the CX-5 qualifies as nice-looking compared to other small crossovers, but let’s be honest: I don’t write about crossovers that much.
That being said, Matchbox is throwing us a Mazda CX-5, and it is fantastic. I am excited about something pertaining to a modern crossover, even if it is a toy car.
Whatever your thoughts, or lack of thoughts, about the CX-5, just have a look at that casting. Outside of a couple of small details I think the car in this photo could easily pass as the real thing.
The casting is crisp, the color is sharp, and the tampos detailed. What this car lacks in excitement is made up in accuracy. And that accuracy upstages its more exciting 2018 SUV counterparts, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and Cadillac Escalade:
I like all three, but as a Matchbox release, the CX-5 wins. Not that the others lose, it is just the CX-5 is the best.
Look for it in 2018 Mix F.