Yes, the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl ever. Yes, Peyton Manning, one of the best quarterbacks of all time and a future Hall of Famer, did not deliver like we thought he would. This was the year of the auto commercials, and there were many great ones. Here’s a list of the best auto Super Bowl commercials in order of their greatness.
Toyota – Terry Crews & The Muppets
Crews, driving a Highlander, notices a car stopped on the side of the road. Then his Highlander is taken over by singing Muppets. Reluctant at first because of the group’s odd song and behavior, Crews eventually gives in. Throughout the commercial we can see his transformation from concern to joy – and we all laugh.
Audi – Doberhuahua
One of a few Audi commercials, this one is pure genius – and hilarious. A couple can’t decide on a car, or a dog, so the salesman suggest breeding them, creating the Doberhuahua. The new breed wreaks havoc before the line “Compromise scares us too” comes on. This A3 commercial will stand the test of time.
Volkswagen – Wings
Another comical commercial, this time from car maker Volkswagen boasting the fact that it’s built to last. A father explains to his daughter that the car hitting 100,000 miles is a big deal. He defends that statement by telling her that German engineers get wings when a Volkswagen hits that number. The rest is pure comedy.
Hyundai Genesis – Dad’s Sixth Sense
Part comedy, part emotional, Hyundai tries to connect to parents with this one. Just like a father can predict when something bad is going to happen to his son, so too can the Genesis do that with its driver’s safety.
Chevy – Life
A lot more serious than the others, Chevy connects with the American Cancer Society to offer a true inspirational commercial. Chevy is known for its touching commercials that connects family and its line of trucks. This is a good one.