2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (U.S. News and World Report)

It’s a special time of year right now in Washington, D.C., as automakers rolled their new cars into the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 2014 Washington Auto Show. While the auto show is an opportunity for automakers to showcase the vehicles they make, it’s also a great chance for consumers to check out the newest cars on the block.

You’ll be able to score some seat time in recently redesigned cars like the Lexus IS and Mazda6, as well as all-new models like the BMW 4-Series, Jeep Cherokee and Mercedes-Benz CLA250. The D.C. Auto Show is also a great opportunity to get a sneak peak at upcoming models like the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, Chrysler 200, Lincoln MKC and Volkswagen Golf.

Whether you plan to use the auto show as a shopping tool, or just want to check out the latest debuts, here’s a closer look at the upcoming and redesigned cars, trucks and SUVs that you’ll find at the Washington Auto Show.

Slideshow: 2014 Washington, D.C. Auto Show

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