Super Bowl commercials 2011:The best 3 online now (video)

You don't have to wait until Sunday. Many companies are already airing their Super Bowl 2011 commercials days before the Big Event. The goal is to create a pre-game buzz around their ads. Check out our favorites, so far.

1.Kia's One Epic Ride

Kia Motors Super Bowl commercial for 2011 is called One Epic Ride, and features a car which even the Greek god Poseidon covets. (Kia Motors)

The Kia Motors Super Bowl commercial features the 2011 Optima sedan, and is called "One Epic Ride." The Korean car company unveiled the ad, created by David & Golaith, on Friday. Like other companies releasing their Super Bowl ads early, the goal is to create an online buzz that can carry though the weekend. The campaign includes an online contest, where five participants can win an Optima, as well as a $25 debit card for those who test drive a Kia.

Talking Cars

Cars.com is a perennial Super Bowl participant. This year's commercial is a humorous nod to the 2006 Disney/Pixar movie "Cars." Car companies dominate the Super Bowl commercial line-up this year, with a 30-second spot reportedly costing up to $3 million. And that's before adding up the cost to make the ad. Cars.com reviews and rates new and used cars. Can you identify the cars in this commercial?

[Editor's Note: The original Coca-Cola ad in this spot was removed from YouTube by Coke. Apparently, it was leaked without authorization.]

The Force

This may be the most successful of the early Super Bowl ads in creating a viral buzz – and a smile. With no sound but "The Imperial March" playing in the background, a small boy dressed as Darth Vader tries to use The Force around his home.

This ad was released five days before the game, and already has more than 5 million page views on YouTube. Volkswagen must be very pleased.

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