Well, if you're among those who hasn't paid much attention to this model, the 2014 Mazda6 is serving notice that it is one of the best midsize sedans in the business.
This Mazda6 gets a makeover that gives it a slightly more upscale look, while retaining the sportiness that characterized the prior version.
The styling now emphasizes aerodynamics and has touches such as an elongated hood and revised headlight presentation, which optionally can include LED lights.
And though you wouldn't know it at first glance, the new model is a tad smaller than the previous one, but retains the rear leg room, thankfully.
The most exciting development, and the thing that makes the Mazda6 one of the best cars on the market, is its commitment to great fuel economy.
The optional V-6 engine no longer exists and is now replaced by a marvelous 2.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 184 horsepower and 185 pounds-feet of torque. It comes with Mazda's SkyActive technology, a system the Japanese company has used to make its vehicles substaintally more fuel efficient.
Mazda achieved sterling success with this go 'round, garnering ratings of 25 mpg city, 37 highway with the manual transmission, which is standard, or 26 and 38 with the automatic. The latter figures are best in class among gasoline only midsize sedans.
Mazda engineers also deserve credit for shedding 200 pounds from the frame of the car, also contributing to its elevated gas mileage numbers.
On the interior, Mazda has not sacrificed anything that previously made the sedan comfortable. Front and rear passengers get a fair amount of leg and head room. And they ride in a stylish, but not gaudy cabin that has optional dual-zone climate control and leather seating.
There are a few desirable safety options such as rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and a low-speed front collision warning system.
The previous Mazda6 got dinged by reviewers for losing some of the "Zoom-Zoom" sportiness in its driving dynamics compared with the original model.
This new version should address some of those concerns, although frankly, it's been a while since we've been in the previous version so true comparisons are a little difficult to make.
Suffice it to say, though, that this version is not boring, with its crisp acceleration, deft handling and smart braking.
The Mazda6 starts at around $22,000 and ranges to around $32,000.
That's a reasonable price for what is simply one of the best sedans on the market.