• Feb 8, 2010
Super Bowl XLIV has come and gone, with the New Orleans Saints pulling out a convincing albeit surprising victory over the Indianapolis Colts (An onside kick to start the third quarter?!?!?!). You're in the minority if that spoiled a surprise, as the Super Bowl is traditionally the most watched televised event of the year. And because of that, commercials that run during the big game are often the most expensive to produce and fun to watch.

For the most part, this year's crop of commercials lived up to their expensive price tags. The auto industry was in full effect with eight commercials that aired, six of which were by automakers themselves including Audi, Dodge, Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Volkswagen. The other were two were from Bridgestone and Cars.com.

Now that we're all back at work nursing hangovers and upset stomachs, it's time to cast judgment and decide which car commercial aired during Super Bowl XLIV was the best. Follow the jump to view them all and cast your vote.

UPDATE: Want to know what the experts have to say about this year's batch of Super Bowl car commercials? Check out Julie Roehm's feature on AOL Autos. It's got charts and everything!




Audi: The Green Police


Bridgestone: Whale of a Tale


Bridgestone: Your Tires or Your Wife


Cars.com: Timothy Richmond


Dodge: Man's Last Stand


Honda: Accord Crosstour


Hyundai: 10 Years Strong


Hyundai: Sonata Painted


Kia: Childhood Friends


Volkswagen: PunchDub


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      • 4 Years Ago
      horrible selection
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't watch sports made for television and vise-versa.... I drove yesterday... feeling the fine engineering, design and handling of a fine motor car....

        • 4 Years Ago
        Whats your point?
        • 4 Years Ago
        "I don't watch sports made for television and vise-versa" ... sports made for television don't watch you ?
        • 4 Years Ago
        What's my point someone asks.... I like cars... I do NOT like sports and their adverts that are made specifically for television....
        • 4 Years Ago
        elitist...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Audi and Dodge were the best
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Dodge by far The BEST! The V8 growl, the 'comply to the female unit' dialogue, the Fight Club referrences, and the Dexter deadpan! If you did not want to cheer at the end of this commercial, then please see the Audi Green Police video above. This made me High Five all of the ex-muscle car owners in the room (Mustang, Camaro, and Hemi united) as the MB, BMW, and Hondaota owners looked on in disgust. And, no it is not a replacement phalic symbol.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Green Police! Gotta love the shot taken at all these eco-freaks.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Luv that Green Police State Audi ad...

        A satirical take in a not-too-distant eco-draconian leftist societal future of America...
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Aaron
        Does talking down about football fans on the internet make you feel intelligent?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I chose Green Police just to piss off that d-bag who complaint about the commercial's non-existence historical reference.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Didn't see one of them, football is lame, overrated, and appeals to the lowest common denominator.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Charger has that great sound, but how depressing is that comercial? Your life sucks, buy this car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      VW punch ad FTW
      • 4 Years Ago
      VW punch ad FTW
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dodge while is funny fails on showing a outdated vehicle...disappointed with that
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why waste 3 mil on this ad....... 3 mil could have been spent on improving their car line
        • 4 Years Ago
        The only Dodge I want to drive is a Viper.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Challenger > Charger for this commercial.
      • 4 Years Ago
      on a side note, the kia commercial says "built in the USA" at the end.

      Is that what the Asian companies now are going to really push to the American public? "hey buy our korean built car, all (or almost all) the parts come from korea, but we assemble it there so we can say it was built in america, and all the profit goes back to our home country".... am i wrong?

      Meanwhile the big three send all their assembly plants to the neighbors in the north, or neighbors in the south...

      I guess I just feel for american companies and american jobs...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Toyota's been doing that for years. Read Peter De Lorenzo's "Rant" from last week:

        http://www.autoextremist.com/
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Photo Phil
        Hey, Is it Wrong they offers Jobs to American?

        Ask governor of georgia and albama, they requested hyundai and kia build plants in it.


        "Thank you Jesus for bringing Kia to our town" (July 9, 2009)
        http://edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/07/08/fortunate.town/index.html
        • 4 Years Ago
        "bloke, i am wrong? I indeed do have an idea how profit is generated and moved inter-company, because i work in the automotive field for a multi-country company. So I'm curious of why you say I'm wrong that profits go back to the companies home country?"

        Profits generated by a subsidiary company are usually retained by the said subsidiary to fund future working capital and growth of that subsidiary. Given that subsidiaries by their very nature are privately owned by the parent, it's usually in the parent's best interests to maintain as much retained profit for future growth as possible. Primary methods of extracting profit can be via intercompany or management charges (which are pre-tax charges) and via dividends which are post CT. Pre-tax charges are often subject to intense scrutinisation from local taxing authorities are most are the result of an agreement with those authorities in order to obtain tax relief against corporation tax. Whatsmore, management charges will be chargeable to CT back in the home country of the parent. As for dividends, advance CT can be charged dependant upon the taxing jurisdiction. Furthermore, a public parent company relying on income from its subsidiaries can make for nervous investors, as was the case when GM began drawing dividends from several of its Pacific Rim subsidiaries a couple of years ago.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "and all the profit goes back to our home country".... am i wrong?"

        If you had an idea of how profit is genrated and how - and when - it can be distributed between group companies and a parent company, I'd say yes, you are.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Dodge "We build getaway cars" ad was the best. Although it would have been nice to see some new product.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What happened to the picture underneath each blog entry?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I withdraw my comment... I just got my head out of @$$ and realized what you were talking about.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're at work and big brother has blocked them... I know this because I have the same $^#$ big brother!
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