Q: Hesitancy

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My car is a 2013 Toyota RAV4 with about 50,250 miles on it. The car is very hesitant to accelerate 9 times out of 10; it will stay at about 2 RPM's until I force more gas and then it will skyrocket to about 5 RPM's, and the car will push through the hesitation to go faster. I have had two cars in my lifetime and have had this same issue with my older BMW 2001 325i with 130,000 when I was younger. Neither of the cars I had were hesitant with acceleration when I first purchased them... I would like to know if there are any quick fixes/suggestions you may have to help fix this issue. Thank you!

My car has 50250 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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