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Car companies' 2014 Super Bowl Ads

Which were the blockbusters and which were the train wrecks?

Published: February 1, 2014, 9:00 PM

Kia 2014 Super Bowl Ad - Laurence Fishburne

Rumour has it that there's some big football game taking place south of the border this weekend. Whatever!

What makes this game important is that it serves as the backdrop for the world's automakers to roll out their newest and most creative – not to mention most expensive – TV advertisements.

For many, the ads themselves have become the raison d'etre for watching the game, in the U.S.A. Typically some are blockbusters and some are train wrecks. Wondering which will be which is part of the fun.

CRTA rules being what they are here in Canada, however, not all those ads will be shown on our TVs.

So here's a summary of what we may be missing, along with links to those available online. And you don't have to watch a football game to see them.

> Audi: "Doberhuahua" – promoting the Audi A3 – with Sarah MacLachlan

> Chevrolet: "Romance" – promoting the 2015 Silverado HD pickup – with cattle

> Chevrolet: "Life" - promoting World Cancer Day

> Chrysler: "America's Import" - promoting the Chrysler 200 – with Bob Dylan

> Ford: "Nearly Double" – promoting the Fusion Hybrid – with James Franco and Rob Riggle

> Honda: "Hugfest" - promoting Honda safety – with Bruce Willis

> Hyundai: "Nice" – promoting the Elantra – with comedian Richard Lewis and Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galeck

> Hyundai: "Dad's Sixth Sense" – promoting the 2015 Hyundai Genesis

> Jaguar: "Rendezvous" – British Villains, promoting the F-Type Coupe

> Jeep: "Restless" - promoting the Jeep brand

> Kia: "The Truth" – promoting the K900 – with Laurence Fishburne

> Kia: "Totally Transformed" – promoting the 2014 Soul – with The Hamsters

> Toyota: "Big Game AD" – promoting the –new Highlander – with Terry Crews and the Muppets

> Volkswagen: "Wings" – promoting Volkswagen reliability

Which ones do you think are the blockbusters and which are the train wrecks?