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Top 10 Car Super Bowl Commercials 2015 

We Canadians kind of get the short end of the stick when it comes to Super Bowl commercials; it’s not the play on the field, not the commentators—nothing like that, as we get the same coverage in those departments that our friends down south do.

  • American football on field with goal post in background.

We Canadians kind of get the short end of the stick when it comes to Super Bowl commercials; it’s not the play on the field, not the commentators—nothing like that, as we get the same coverage in those departments that our friends down south do.

No, it’s the American-market ads we miss out on, and while that may seem trivial, as you can see from the videos we’ve included here, we miss out on a lot of the drama provided by the Super Bowl!

There’s comedy; Take, for instance, the Kia ad featuring Pierce Brosnan as an actor attending an early meeting with his production team, and expecting something a little different than what they have planned for him. Or Mercedes’ take on the classic tortoise and the hare fable, featured here with a little contemporary motoring and even an ESPN connection.

There’s drama; Paralympian Amy Purdy’s message is a strong one for Toyota, and hearing current NFLers chat about their sons/fathers—another Toyota spot—works well on the grassroots level.

Actually, dads are a common theme in a lot of this year’s Super Bowl ads, which makes sense, when you think about it; I don’t think I’d be the first one to suggest that they should change Father’s Day from June to Super Bowl weekend. Heck, I wouldn’t call myself an NFL fan, really, but I have fond memories of sitting with my dad and watching; no, he wasn’t a huge fan, either. It was just a good excuse for us to hang, drink some beer, have some chips and wings and take it easy.

Which brings me to my favorite ad of this group; I challenge anyone reading this to take a look at the Nissan ad here and not feel a tug on their heartstrings. It presents a masterful juxtaposition of motor racing and fatherhood, all to the tune of Harry Chapin’s dramatic Cat’s in the Cradle folk song. It’s powerful stuff, and we Canadians would have missed it had we not tuned into YouTube afterwards.

It’s a good thing, then, that just a few days ago, an edict was handed down that should have us getting the same broadcast (and the ads contained within) as the Americans do by 2017.

Kia

Fiat

BMW

Mercedes Benz

Nissan

Toyota

Lexus

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