Matchbox is throwing us three dark grey SUV’s. I think I like this Mazda CX-5 the best.

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.


6 Replies to “Matchbox is throwing us three dark grey SUV’s. I think I like this Mazda CX-5 the best.”

  1. Well done John for using correct English spelling with regards to the colour ! I agree, I think it looks really good, not a big Mazda collector apart from the RX7 and MX5 ( Miata to you ) but I’ll be adding it to the collection if we can get it over here.

  2. I agree that the CX-5 is the best of the three. The Escalade is a close second, but next to those two, the Mercedes just looks kind of awful. I”ll be curious to see what the CX-5 looks like next to the Mazda 2 in terms of size.

  3. The best of the 3 SUVs, and my favourite. Looks absolutely crisp and sharp! The Cadillac is second and the Mercedes a rather disappointing last place (not happy with the casting). I love when Matchbox does such ordinary cars and they’ve nailed it!

  4. yeah the mazda is very nice. the Mercedes is awful, oh wait the real car is awful too, maybe I will have to change my mind matchbox did the Mercedes best there version is as ugly as the real car, nailed it.

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