Nissan Pathfinder Commercial
I hope the following video helps to explain Independent Front Suspension. Thanks for the video and write-up, Ricky!
An independent front suspension' system, is when one front wheel of a vehicle hits a bump or pothole, it will move up or down to compensate while the other wheel remains steady. Both wheels are independent of each other, and hence the expression.
Watch the attached video, a German commercial for the Nissan Pathfinder, to find out exactly how this works. This gives a moving experience which should benefit your understanding of this piece of engineering. It's arguably the best explanation I've ever seen.