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10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Super Bowl Ads, Chicago Auto Show Score

2020 Toyota Supra, "Wizard" Super Bowl commercial.

Unless you really enjoyed watching the New England Patriots win yet another NFL championship in a terminally low-scoring game or seeing halftime headliner Maroon 5's Adam Levine inexplicably strip off his shirt (not judging either way) while Outkast's Big Boi bundled up inside a ginormous fur coat, then your Super Bowl entertainment value was primarily tied up in the commercials. And judging by the fanatical popularity of Cars.com's roundup of all the 2019 Super Bowl ads featuring cars, you were only too happy to be solicited to regardless of whether they were clever or outrageous or emotionally resonant.

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Our Patrick Masterson dutifully watched each and every Super Bowl (and even Super Bowl-adjacent) car commercial in the run-up to The Big Game, reviewing each one with a critical consumer's eye. Which Super Bowl car ads did you get a kick out of and which ones kinda sucked? Do you agree or disagree with Masterson's take? Follow the link below to our No. 1 news story of the week and decide.

Following the announcement of Cars.com naming the 2019 Ram 1500 the Best Pickup Truck of 2019 hauling ass to the No. 2 spot this week, our articles previewing the 2019 Chicago Auto Show seemed to bode well for a high level of interest in the big daddy of consumer-centric car shows. Based on a frustratingly cryptic teaser photo of the refreshed pickup truck, our peek at the 2020 Toyota Tacoma took home a third-place trophy, while our comprehensive preview of the Chicago Auto Show and quick glance at the updated-for-2020 Subaru Legacy rounded out the top five.

Auto-show content proved popular throughout this week's roster, as our rundown of Cars.com's most popular stories from the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, bolstered by the 2020 Cadillac XT6, landed at No. 8, and our suggestion of five things you can't miss at the now-ongoing 2019 Philadelphia Auto Show (penned by our Philly transplant Brian Normile) staked its claim at No. 9.

Here are the 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn't get enough of in the past week:

1. 2019 Super Bowl Car Commercials: Watch Them All Here

2. Best Pickup Truck of 2019

3. Toyota Plays Coy on 2020 Tacoma Ahead of Chicago Auto Show Reveal

4. 2019 Chicago Auto Show: What to Expect

5. Subaru Offers Big-Screen Peek at 2020 Legacy Before Chicago Auto Show

6. 2019 Kia Sorento Review: Jack of All Trades

7. 2019 Honda Passport First Drive: Not Just a Honda Pilot Clone

8. 10 Biggest 2019 Detroit Auto Show Stories: 2020 Cadillac XT6 X-cites

9. 2019 Philadelphia Auto Show: Ford Ranger, Jeep Gladiator Top 5 Things You Can't Miss

10. 2019 Honda Passport Pricing: This Ticket to Adventure Isn't Cheap

2019 Honda Passport

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